CIRCULAR BATFISH

Platax orbicularis
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Found both along the shorelines and on deep outer reefs. Usually seen in pairs or small schools. Can be distinguished from other batfish species by having a few black spots on its side. Juveniles can be found in very shallow water, mimicking the color and shape of dead leafs.
Frequency of sightings:
OCCASIONAL
Best time of year:
All year round
Remarks:
5-30 m depth, size up to 30cm
Divesites seen at:
Air Prang, Batu Merah, Lembeh Resort House Reef, Magic Rock, Nudi Falls, Nudi Retreat, Police Pier
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Veterbrate
Reef
Free Swimmer
Bat Fish
- Circular batfish
- Pinnate batfish juv.
- Zebra Batfish

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