Golden Batfish, Boer's Batfish, Golden Batfish, Golden Spadefish
Platax boersii, Adult, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Platax boersii, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Rounded head profile with mouth directly below bump in front of eye (rather than slightly in front), pale yellowish colour, vertical bars pass through eye and pectoral fin base and fade with age.
Max Size: 40 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 27.7-31.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.