Need Identification for this Fish in Indonesia

by Judith

Need ID for this Indonesia Fish

Need ID for this Indonesia Fish

Could someone help figure out an identification for this fish? I saw it in Indonesia and it reminded me of an angel fish.

Thank you.

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Apr 26, 2019
Spadefish or Batfish
by: Nicole & Galen

Hello Judith, thanks for your question and the picture. We believe that is a juvenile spadefish, also known as batfish. Platax is the genus name, but we are not sure which species that is specifically. Maybe someone else can help with this one?

Apr 26, 2019
Platax Orbicularis
by: Judith

Dear Nicole and Galen, thanks for your response!

With your information I searched a little more and I believe it is a Platax Orbicularis!

Apr 27, 2019
I Saw One Too
by: Tom Turner

Here is a picture of what I believe is the same fish, however this one is reddish.

Another batfish in Indonesia

We identified it as a batfish. I took the picture while we were in Indonesia, in the Raja Ampat area. We had a school of them that we watched for a while. Brings back great memories.

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