The Tiera Batfish

One of the common fish that you will encounter at Puerto Galera specially at the dive site called Sabang Wrecks and M/V Alma Jane are the Batfish. There can be a big school of them on this sites and they swim closer to the divers.

One of the family of the batfish, which is a bit hard to find, is theTiera Batfish also known as a Longfin Batfish. This fish can grow up to a maximum length of 60 centimeters. They have long dorsal fin that becomes shorter as they grow older.  They are very peaceful and social fish and can form a school with other fish. Divers can easily swim closer to them without scaring them away, that is how social they can be.

Photo taken by Ino Pausanos
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:32:00 PM
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