Taxon profile


Circular Batfish
Platax orbicularis (Forsskål, 1775)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Ephippidae - spadefishes, batfishes and scats »  genus Platax

Scientific synonyms

Chaetodon orbicularis Forsskål, 1775
Chaetodon vespertilio Bloch, 1787
Platax blochii Cuvier, 1831
Platax ehrenbergii Cuvier, 1831
Platax guttulatuas Cuvier, 1831
Platax vespertilio (Bloch, 1787)
Platax obricularis (Forsskål, 1775) (misspelling) m
Platax orbicularia (Forsskål, 1775) (misspelling) m

Other names

= Circular Spadefish
= Circular Spadefish Batfish
= Narrowbanded Batfish
= Orbicular Batfish
= Orbiculate Batfish
= Round Batfish


juvenile animal


Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [5737]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/20882]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Platax orbicularis (Forsskål, 1775)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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