Platax pinnatus, also known as the pinnate spadefish, pinnate batfish, dusky batfish, shaded batfish, or red-faced batfish is a fish from the western Pacific that occasionally is kept in marine aquariums.
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
As a juvenile it is blackish brown, or black with an orange stripe outlining its entire body. Adults become a dull silver. This fish grows to a maximum size of 45 cm (18 in).
Importance to humansEdit
In the aquariumEdit
The pinnate batfish is occasionally kept in marine aquariums.
In the wildEdit
- Brahic, Catherine (2006-12-18). "Batfish may come to Great Barrier Reef's rescue". New Scientist. Reed Business Information Ltd. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
- Photos of Platax pinnatus on Sealife Collection
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