Platax teirais commonly referred to as Tiera batfish, Longfin batfish, Longfin Batfish, Round-faced Batfish, Spotbelly Batfish, Tail-fin Batfish. Difficulty in the aquarium:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Profile lexID: 424 AphiaID: 218710 Scientific: Platax teira German: Langflossen-Fledermausfisch English: Tiera Batfish, Longfin Batfish, Longfin Batfish, Round-faced Batfish, Spotbelly Batfish, Tail-fin Batfish Category: Flagermusfisk Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Ephippidae (Family) > Platax (Genus) > teira (Species) Initial determination: (Forsskål, ), 1775 Sea depth: 3 - 25 Meter Size: 55 cm - 60 cm Temperature: 23°C - 26°C Tank: ~ 3000 Liter Difficulty: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2004-09-04 17:27:45
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The Teira Batfish is silver, grey or brownish. It has a band through the eye and another level with the pectoral fin.
Juveniles of this species have very long dorsal and anal fins. These become relatively shorter as the fish grows.
Chaetodon teira Forsskål, 1775
Platax teria Forsskål, 1775
Platax terra (Forsskål, 1775)
Platax tiera (Forsskål, 1775)
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuroidei (Suborder) > Ephippidae (Family) > Platax (Genus) > Platax teira (Species)
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