Taxon profile


Longfin Batfish
Platax teira (Forsskål, 1775)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Ephippidae - spadefishes, batfishes and scats »  genus Platax

Scientific synonyms

Chaetodon teira Forsskål, 1775
Platax teria Forsskål, 1775
Platax terra (Forsskål, 1775)
Platax tiera (Forsskål, 1775)

Other names

= Longfin Spadefish
= Round Faced Batfish
= Roundface Batfish
= Teira Batfish


juvenile animal



Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/20884]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Platax teira (Forsskål, 1775)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [5739]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
EN Bilecenoglu M. & Kaya M. (2006): A new alien fish in the Mediterranean Sea – Platax teira (Forsskål, 1775) (Osteichthyes: Ephippidae) [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 2: 80-83 [as Platax teira (Forsskål, 1775)]

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