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Orbicular batfish

(Platax orbicularis)

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Description

The orbicular batfish (Platax orbicularis),also known as the circular batfish,orbiculate batfish,round batfish,or orbic batfish is a popular aquarium fish which occurs naturally in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.The body of Platax orbicularis is almost disc-shaped,and very thin.Its tail,about 20% of the body length,is fan-shaped and is taller than it is long.Males can grow to up to 50 cm in length,though aquarium specimens are generally much shorter.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Ephippidae
Genus:Platax
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