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Family: Ephippidae Spadefishes, batfishes and scats



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



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