Rounded Batfish (Platax orbicularis)

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

Description

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 too 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

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Rounded Batfish. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Rounded Batfish (Juvenile)

Rounded Batfish (Juvenile)

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