Pinnate Spadefish (Juvenile) (Platax pinnatus)

Also known as Dusky Batfish, Longfin Batfish, Long-finned Batfish, Pinnate Batfish, Red-faced Batfish, Red-faced Orbic Batfish, Red-finned Batfish, Red-rimmed Batfish, Redstripe Batfish, Shaded Batfish

Description

Also know as Dusky Batfish, Longfin Batfish, Long-finned Batfish, Pinnate Batfish, Red-faced Batfish, Red-faced Orbic Batfish, Red-finned Batfish, Red-rimmed Batfish, Redstripe Batfish, Shaded Batfish.

Found singly or in large schools, under overhangs of steep outer reef slopes.
They feed on algae, jellyfish, and gelatinous zooplankton.
Juveniles dark with orange outline, small juveniles mimic flatworms, and are found around caves, ledges, and mangroves, of sheltered inner reefs.
Length - 37cm
Depth - 2-30m
Widespread Western 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.se/summary/Platax-pinnatus.html

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 Pinnate Spadefish (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Pinnate Spadefish

Pinnate Spadefish

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