Circular Batfish

Adult Batfish are found singly or in small groups and occasionally in large schools in some areas. They live in shallow protected coastal waters to deep, somewhat silty habitats, often with deep shipwrecks. Juveniles occur singly or in small groups among mangroves and inner sheltered lagoons while adults move out to open waters over sandy areas of deep lagoons, channels, and seaward reefs to a depth of at least 98 feet.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Jan 31, 2007
Scientific Name
Platax orbicularis
Also known as
Orbicular Batfish, Batfish, Circular Spadefish Batfish, Copper Batfish, Narrowbanded Batfish, Round Batfish, Sicklefish
North Pacific, Gulf of California, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean, East China Sea, South China Sea, Oceania, Coral Sea (GBR)
20 to 24 inches
16 to 98 feet

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Danish (Dansk)
Almindelig Flagermusfisk
Spanish (Español)
French (Français)
Poisson Chauve-souris Orbiculaire
Italian (Italiano)
Pesce Pipistrello a Disco
Japanese (日本語)
Dutch (Nederlands)
Ronde Vleermuisvis
Polish (Polski)
Plataks pospolity
Portuguese (Português)
Swedish (Svenska)

Cute Circular Batfish Gifts

Batfish Dive Flag Keychain – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Circular Batfish in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and batfish lovers. View on Zazzle
Cute Circular Batfish Classic Round Sticker – This Circular Batfish is too cute. These fish are found in small groups and sometimes in large schools from East Africa to Australia and off Florida.... View on Zazzle