Longfin Batfish

Platax Pinnatus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Platax Pinnatus
Other names Batfish, Butterfly Fish, Dusky Batfish, Leaf Fish, Long Finned Batfish, Pinnate Batfish, Pinnate Spadefish, Red Faced Batfish, Shaded Batfish, Sunfish, Turbot
Size Up to 45 cm (17 in)
Weight Up to a kilo (2.2 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Mangroves, lagoons, seagrass beds, sargassum weed beds, inshore & offshore reefs
Depth Range
Longfin Batfish Distribution
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