Longfin Spadefish (Platax teira)

Also known as Longfin Batfish, Longfin Platax Batfish, Longfin Teira, Orbicular Batfish, Roundface Batfish, Roundface Spadefish, Roundface Teira, Round-faced Batfish, Round-faced Spadefish, Round-faced Teira, Tall-fin Batfish Tall-fin Spadefish, Teira Batfish

Description

Also known as Longfin Batfish, Longfin Platax Batfish, Longfin Teira, Orbicular Batfish, Roundface Batfish, Roundface Spadefish, Roundface Teira, Round-faced Batfish, Round-faced Spadefish, Round-faced Teira, Tall-fin Batfish Tall-fin Spadefish, Teira Batfish.

Found singly or in schools, in sheltered bays, lagoons, seaward reefs and around shipwrecks.
They feed on algae, invertebrates, and plankton.
Juveniles can be found in schools, under floating debris and sargassum rafts, of protected inner reefs.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 1-25m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Batfish have a flattened profile, juvenile batfish are extremely tall finned, but as they grow they become more rounded.
Often Inquisitive of divers. Ref: https://www.fishbase.de/summary/5739

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Longfin Spadefish. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Longfin Spadefish (juvenile)

Longfin Spadefish (juvenile)

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