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Platax batavianus Humpback batfish


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lexID:
1791 
AphiaID:
218713 
Scientific:
Platax batavianus 
German:
Fledermausfisch 
English:
Humpback Batfish 
Category:
Batfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Ephippidae (Family) > Platax (Genus) > batavianus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Cuvier, 1831 
Occurrence:
Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
5 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - (22°C - 28,5°C) 
Food:
Aiptasia, Brine Shrimps, Food specialist, Living Food, Mysis, Zooplankton 
Tank:
549.95 gal (~ 2500L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-08-22 17:35:18 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Platax batavianus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Platax batavianus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Platax batavianus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Cuvier, 1831

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuroidei (Suborder) > Ephippidae (Family) > Platax (Genus) > Platax batavianus (Species)

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