Batfish; Ephippididae

Our 3 true Batfish are not always easy to tell apart as adults, especially Orbital vs Teira. It seems like they are all called Teira Batfish as a general convenience by diving schools on Koh Phangan…

Teira Batfish; Platax teira

Our most common Batfish - a confident fish that hangs out in big schools.

Pinnate Batfish; Platax pinnatus

Although we have seen no juveniles yet, we think that this is not Platax orbicularis or teira.

Orbicular Batfish; Platax orbicularis

The adult form is very similar to the Teira Batfish but the juveniles are not the same at all!

Silver Batfish; Monodactylus argenteus

This fish should not be here! It should be in the family Monodactylidae but as most people think that it is a batfish, here it stays.