Tag: Platax Orbicularis

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Round Batfish (Platax Orbicularis)

A Round Batfish (Platax Orbicularis) comes unusually close to the camera during a dive at Sail Rock.
This individual was one member of a small group which set up residence at Sail Rock during 2010.

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Round Batfish (Platax Orbicularis)

An adult Round Batfish (Platax Orbicularis) showing the features that distinguish the species eg. the round body shape, "bump" protrusion on the forehead (present on adults), yellow fins with black margins and markings, black bar though eye and behind head, small black scattered spots on the body.