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Although often locally referred to as Silver Batfish, this species does not belong within the Batfish (Ephippidae) family.

Instead, it is actually a member of the Monodactylidae family, commonly referred to as Monos, Moonfish or Fingerfish.

This species is not particularly common in the area, although it can be sometimes be found in a large school at the South-West area of Koh Ma island at the north of Koh Phangan.

Juveniles can also be found is small numbers below the main pier at
Chaloklum, just 100m from our main office.

Silver Batfish (Monodactylus Argenteus)