Round Batfish (species: Platax orbicularis) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Platax orbicularis
Round Batfish

©Anne Hoggett: Platax orbicularis at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Platax orbicularis at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Two Platax orbicularis at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Ephippidae
Genus Platax
Species Platax orbicularis



Distinguishing features

Rounded head profile without a protruding snout. Silver with two dark bars that may be faint, one through eye and the other from front of dorsal fin to ventral fin. Often with a scattering of small dark spots on side.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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