Imad / Round Batfish

عماد / باتفيش

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  • Description

    Imad is a comparatively less-expensive but nutritionally high marine fish which is common in the Middle East. It is best taken grilled, along with spices, especially red chilly.

    Alternative Names
    Imad, Emad(Qatar)
    Batfish(United Kingdom)
    Narrowbanded batfish, Orbicular batfish(United Arab Emirates)
    അകൊലി, പാത്ത, Akoli, Patha(India)
    Dahon-gabi, Kilyong(Philippines)
  • Product details
    Scientific name:

    Platax orbicularis


    Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    Ephippidae (Spadefishes, batfishes and scats)
    Perciformes (Perch-likes)


    Platax: Greek, platys = flat

    Environment / Climate / Range Ecology:

    Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 30 m,Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa and Persian Gulf to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Recorded off the coast of Florida in the Western Central Atlantic.

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