Pinnate Batfish Platax pinnatus
The Pinnate or Shaded Batfish (Platax pinnatus) is a flat-sided fish that swims slowly around reefs. It's mainly grey, with vertical black and white stripes at its head, and yellow pectoral fins. There are five species in the genus, and they are very similar in appearance. Also, juvenile Batfish differ greatly from the adults, making identification even more difficult. In adult form, Orbicular and Teira Batfish are similar in appearance, especially the Orbicular Batfish.
|Order:||Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)|
|Average Size:||30 centimetres|