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The longfin batfish is found in the Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and east Africa to Papua New Guinea. Adults occur from coastal lagoons out to seaward reefs and occasionally can be encountered deep offshore. Juvenile prefer protected areas such as sea grass beds and mangroves.
The body of the adult is rounded and laterally compressed. It is yellowish silver in color with several dark vertical bars. The adult also has a boney hump on the forehead. The juvenile looks very different from the adult. It has a very short body with extremely tall dorsal and anal fins.
Look for small schools of longfin batfish in the Ocean Voyager gallery.