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Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-100

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-100BatfishesThis category includes species in the family Ephippidae (Spadefishes, batfishes and scats) and genus Platax.

From FAO Fishstat, >99% capture of “Batfishes nei” in 1999-2007 was from the Pacific Ocean.

Using fishbase.org, the largest and smallest species distributed in the Pacific Ocean, ignoring those not indicated to be of commercial or subsistence importance, are as follows:

Dusky batfish (Platax pinnatus). Max size: 45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) and
Tiera batfish (Platax teira). Max size: 70.0 cm TL (male/unsexed).