Black batfish

The Black batfish lives in the reef-associated, amphidromous, brackish, marine, depth range 15 - 105 m , usually 15 - 40 m environment.

View On Black Batfish with entourage of attendant Blue Streaked Wrasses, blows bubbles in... More

The black batfish is also my favorite ! It's was really difficult to photograh because it didn't stop moving, also i think it was the most gorgeous creature i ever found . Was like a butterfly in overdrive. More

black batfish shuttle by in search of tranquil surroundings. Estos directs us back to the stern and points out the telegraph on deck still intact as though awaiting orders from the captain. More

Common names

Adadio in Gujarati (ગુજરાતી)
Ampahan in Visayan
Apahan in Visayan
Avoli in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Bawal hitam in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Bawal tambak in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Bawar in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Black batfish in English
Black pomfret in English
Black pompano in English
blue skate in English
Brown pomfret in English
Butterfish in English
Cá Chim den in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Chim đen in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Castagnoline noire in French (français)
Chanduva in Telugu (తెలుగు)
chinese pomfret in English
Dalupani in Bikol
Damis lawin in Tagalog
Dueh hitam in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Duhay in Ilokano
Duhay in Pangasinan
Duhay in Tagalog
Duhay in Waray-waray
False butterfish in English
Falso-pampo in Portuguese (Português)
Gebel in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Hail chanda in Bengali (বাংলা)
Halibut in English
Halua in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Halva-siah in Farsi
Halva-siah in Persian (‫فارسی)
Halwa in Gujarati (ગુજરાતી)
Halwa in Konkani
Halwa in Marathi (मराठी)
Halwaya in Arabic (‫العربية)
Hēi chāng in Mandarin Chinese
Ilak in Chavacano
Ilak in Davawenyo
Ilak in Hiligaynon
Ilak in Tagalog
Istah timbang in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Kalu vavuvalaya in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Kambung-kambung in Tagalog
Kambung-kambung in Visayan
Kara vali in Gela
Karauthakoli in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Karuvaval in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Karuvolli in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Khumba in Portuguese (Português)
Kihalua in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Kuku in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Kuku-maji in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Kuro-aji-modoki in Japanese (日本語)
Kuroaji-modoki in Japanese (日本語)
Lambiyan in Visayan
Lawihan in Bikol
Lison in Visayan
Manganinao in Visayan
Manriwasa leleng in Makassarese
Manteiga in Portuguese (Português)
Marapini in Bikol
Nallachanduva in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Nga-yuzana thanbu in Burmese (ဗမာစာ)
Nyangushi in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Palometa negra in Spanish (español)
pampano in Bikol
pampano in Ilokano
pampano in Kagayanen
pampano in Pangasinan
pampano in Tagalog
Pampanung riyal in Tagalog
Peixe manteiga in Portuguese (Português)
Pomfret in Afrikaans
Pomfret in English
Pompano in English
Pyǒng-ch'i-mae-ga-ri in Korean (한국어)
Rup chada in Bengali (বাংলা)
Sabel-sabel in Kuyunon
Samin-samin in Cebuano
Sandatan in Tagalog
Sandatan in Visayan
Sandatan in Waray-waray
Slade in English
Soor yaxaas in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Sort pomfret in Danish (dansk)
Svart pomfret in Swedish (Svenska)
Swart pomfret in Afrikaans
Sweep in English
Talapion in Visayan
Tarakitok in Bikol
Tarokotokan in Ilokano
Tarotokan in Ilokano
Tawa-ay in Visayan
Tayang-tayang in Visayan
Thanha in Portuguese (Português)
Thellachanduva in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Thondrotte in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Tikilid in Kuyunon
Trakito in Visayan
Turbot in English
Vavval in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Vellaivaval in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Vellavoli in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Wu chang in Mandarin Chinese
Wu lún tóu in Mandarin Chinese
формио in Russian (русский язык)
हळवा in Marathi (मराठी)
হাইল চানদা in Bengali (বাংলা)
અડડયૉ in Gujarati (ગુજરાતી)
હલવા  in Gujarati (ગુજરાતી)
கருவாவல் in Tamil (தமிழ்)
வாவல் in Tamil (தமிழ்)
வெள்ளை வாவல் in Tamil (தமிழ்)
చందువా in Telugu (తెలుగు)
తెల్లచందువా  in Telugu (తెలుగు)
నెల్లచందువా  in Telugu (తెలుగు)
ತೊಂದೆ ರೊಟ್ಟ    in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
അവോലി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കരുവോലി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കരുവോളി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കറുത്താകോലി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കറുത്താവോലി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
വെള്ളാവോലി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
三角昌 in Mandarin Chinese
乌昌 in Mandarin Chinese
乌鲳 in Mandarin Chinese
乌鲹 in Mandarin Chinese
似乌鲳 in Mandarin Chinese
似烏鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
昌鼠魚 in Mandarin Chinese
昌鼠鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
烏昌 in Mandarin Chinese
烏鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
烏鰺 in Mandarin Chinese
병치매가리 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Carangidae
Genus : Parastromateus
Species : Parastromateus niger
Authority : Bloch, 1795