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Tall-fin Batfish, Platax teira
Tall-fin Batfish
(Platax teira)
Besides the Humped Batfish (Platax batavianus) we do not see any othe batfish species at Julian Rocks. This species is easily distuinguished by the dark spot on its belly. A fantastic companion on safety stops as they love to hang out mid-water, probably wondering what those funny people are doing. They sometimes feed at the rocky reefs or 'roll' in the sandy patches.