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Platax teira

(Round faced batfish)

Overview

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Common Names

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Common Names in Afrikaans:

Langvin-vlermuisvis

Common Names in Arabic:

Emad

Common Names in Austronesian:

Mwul-meimeiy

Common Names in Austronesian (Other):

Mwul-Meimeiy

Common Names in Carolinian:

Mwul-meimeiy

Common Names in Cebuano:

Alibangbang

Common Names in Danish:

Langfinnet flagermusfisk

Common Names in Davawenyo:

Dapugan

Common Names in English:

batfish, Longfin batfish, Longfin spadefish, Round Bellowsfish, Round faced batfish, Roundface batfish, Tall-fin batfish, Teira batfish, Tiera batfish

Common Names in Fijian:

batfish, Bati Bulukovu, Draunavonu, Jivijivi Draudrau, Laca, Lasi Daveta, Lati Daveta, Lati Ni Daveta, Marau, Tivitivi Raunivau, Vunavuna

Common Names in French:

Platax

Common Names in Gela:

Iga raurau, Koitovao

Common Names in Ilokano:

Bayang-bayang

Common Names in Japanese:

Mikazuki-tsubame-uo

Common Names in Korean:

깃털제비활치

Common Names in Mahl:

Gundolimas

Common Names in Malay:

Berbaharu, Gadang-gadang, Gebel jaha, Manchung laut, Platax jenggot, Telinga gajah, Tudong periok, Tudung tempayan

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

尖翅燕魚, 尖翅燕鱼, 燕魚, 燕鱼

Common Names in Misima-Paneati:

Benei

Common Names in Other:

Pekapeka, Puna

Common Names in Surigaonon:

Dayapogan, Diapugan

Common Names in Tagalog:

Dahong gabi, Darapugan, Kilyong

Common Names in Tongan:

Sifisifi naivatu

Common Names in Vietnamese:

Cá Nh?n, Cá Nhạn

Common Names in Waray-waray:

Dahon-dahon, Darapugan, Mana-I

Description

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Habitat

Juveniles inhabit shallow protected inner reefs while adults occur in lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of 20 m or more.

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -4,805 meters (0 to -15,764 feet).[1]

Biome: Marine .

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Chaetodon teiraChaetodon teira Forssk ål • Chaetodon teira Forsskål • Chaetodon teira Forsskål, 1775 • Platax teiraPlatax teira< /i> (Forsskål • Platax teriaPlatax teria Forssk ål • Platax teria Forsskål • Platax teria Forsskål, 1775 • Platax terraPlatax terra (Forsskål • Platax terra (Forsskål, 1775) • Platax terra< /i> (Forsskål • Platax tieraPlatax tiera (Forsskål • Platax tiera (Forsskål, 1775)

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 30-Jan-1997

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Platax

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 7 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. batavianus (Hump-Headed Spadefish) · P. boersii (Boer´s Batfish) · P. novemaculeatus (Circular Spadefish Batfish) · P. ocellatus (Sixspined Butterflyfish) · P. orbicularis (Circular Spadefish Batfish) · P. pinnatus (Batfish) · P. teira (Round Faced Batfish)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal November 15, 2007:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Mean = -431.620 meters (-1,416.076 feet), Standard Deviation = 942.380 based on 151 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2013-10-29