Spotted Siklefish Drepane punctata

Spotted Siklefish
Spotted Siklefish
The Spotted Siklefish is native to tropical and temperate coastal and estuarine/harbour marine waters in the Indo-Pacific from India to Japan/Australia. A roundish, laterally-compressed fish, sicklefish are distantly related to Batfish (Platax spp.) and are named after their long, sickle-shaped pectoral fins. The Spotted Sicklefish has a silver background with small black spots on the body. It can grow to 50cm but is more usually half that size.