Type locality: 17°32´S, 118°50´E, south-west of Rowley Shoals, North-West Shelf, Western Australia, 403 meters.
Etymology: Derived from the Latin oculus (eye) with reference to its unusually large orbit.
Ho, H.-C. and P. R. Last. 2021. Review of the batfish genus Malthopsis from Australia (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae), with descriptions of five new species. Bulletin of Marine Science v. 97 (no. 1): 165-218.