Also known as Circular Batfish, Circular Spadefish, Copper Batfish, Dusky Batfish, Narrow-banded Batfish, Orbic Batfish, Orbic Platax, Orbicular Batfish, Orbiculate Batfish, Round Batfish, Sicklefish.
Found singly or in small to large schools, over silty shallow protected reefs, also in deeper waters where they can be found around shipwrecks, channels, deep lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on algae, small fish and invertebrates.
Juveniles found singly or in small schools among mangroves and over inner sheltered lagoons.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 2-35m
Widespread Western Central Atlantic, Indo-Pacific
Batfish have a flattened profile, juvenile batfish are extremely tall finned, but as they grow they become more rounded.
Often Inquisitive of divers. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5737