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
Range
North Pacific, Gulf of California, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean, East China Sea, South China Sea, Oceania, Coral Sea (GBR)
Length
20 to 24 inches
Depth
16 to 98 feet

International Names

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

Cute Circular Batfish Gifts

Circular Batfish Ceramic Ornament – 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
Cute Circular Batfish – 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
Cute Circular Batfish Tote Bag – 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
Cute Circular Batfish Keychain – 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
Cute Circular Batfish Two-Tone Coffee Mug – 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
Batfish Dive Flag Trucker Hat – 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 Baby Bodysuit – 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
Batfish Dive Flag Classic Round Sticker – 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
Circular Batfish Statuette – Our cute cartoon of the Circular Batfish looks great on a variety of apparel and gift items. View on Zazzle
Cute Circular Batfish T-Shirt – 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
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
Batfish Dive Flag Button – 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 Trucker Hat – 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
Cute Circular Batfish Toddler T-shirt – 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
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
Batfish Dive Flag T-Shirt – 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