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Family: Ephippidae Spadefishes, batfishes and scats



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15 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Chaetodipterus faber (Broussonet, 1782)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chaetodipterus faber
[Atlantic spadefish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Chaetodipterus lippei Steindachner, 1895

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Chaetodipterus lippei
[West African spadefish]

Photo by Munson, L.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Chaetodipterus zonatus (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Munson, L.
 
Chaetodipterus zonatus
[Pacific spadefish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ephippus goreensis Cuvier, 1831

Photo by FAO
 
Ephippus goreensis
[East Atlantic African spadefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ephippus orbis (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ephippus orbis
[Orbfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Parapsettus panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Parapsettus panamensis
[Panama spadefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm SL
Platax batavianus Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Platax batavianus
[Humpback batfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Platax boersii Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Platax boersii
[Golden spadefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Platax orbicularis (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Platax orbicularis
[Orbicular batfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Platax pinnatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Platax pinnatus
[Dusky batfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Platax teira (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Platax teira
[Longfin batfish]

Photo by Chua, E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 32.5 cm SL
Proteracanthus sarissophorus (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by Chua, E.
 
Proteracanthus sarissophorus
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Rhinoprenes pentanemus Munro, 1964

Photo by CSIRO
 
Rhinoprenes pentanemus
[Threadfin scat]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Tripterodon orbis Playfair, 1867

Photo by FAO
 
Tripterodon orbis
[African spadefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Zabidius novemaculeatus (McCulloch, 1916)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Zabidius novemaculeatus
[Ninespine batfish]
15 Species of Family Ephippidae
(Spadefishes, batfishes and scats)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1782 Chaetodipterus faber Atlantic spadefish Western Atlantic 91 TL
1895 Chaetodipterus lippei West African spadefish Eastern Atlantic 31 TL
1858 Chaetodipterus zonatus Pacific spadefish Eastern Pacific 65 TL
1831 Ephippus goreensis East Atlantic African spadefish Eastern Atlantic 30 TL
1787 Ephippus orbis Orbfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL
1876 Parapsettus panamensis Panama spadefish Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1831 Platax batavianus Humpback batfish Indo-West Pacific 65 SL
1853 Platax boersii Golden spadefish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1775 Platax orbicularis Orbicular batfish Indo-Pacific 60 TL
1758 Platax pinnatus Dusky batfish Western Pacific 45 TL
1775 Platax teira Longfin batfish Indo-West Pacific 70 TL
1849 Proteracanthus sarissophorus Western Central Pacific 32.5 SL
1964 Rhinoprenes pentanemus Threadfin scat Western Pacific 15 TL
1867 Tripterodon orbis African spadefish Western Indian Ocean 75 TL
1916 Zabidius novemaculeatus Ninespine batfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL



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