Tiera batfish, Longfin batfish, Longfin Batfish, Round-faced Batfish, Spotbelly Batfish, Tail-fin Batfish
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.
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: Batfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Ephippidae (Family) > Platax (Genus) > teira (Species) Initial determination: (Forsskål, ), 1775 Occurrence: , Hong Kong (the) Maldives, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australia, Cambodia, China, Christmas Islands, Corea, East Africa, Eastern Indian Ocean, Egypt, Fiji, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Indo Pacific, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New South Wales (Australia), New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Red Sea, Réunion , Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Tasman Sea, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Mediterranean Sea, Timor, Vietnam, Western Australia, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean, Yemen Sea depth: 3 - 25 Meter Size: 21.65" - 23.62" (55cm - 60cm) Temperature: 73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) Food: Aiptasia, Frozen Food (large sort) Tank: 659.94 gal (~ 3000L) 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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