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Orbicular batfish

Platax orbicularis


Any idea why this batfish change colour to almost white albino kind of colour?

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ARtPeNnography 12 years ago

thanks.... :-)

Elsa 12 years ago

It's orbicular, and that colour change is common in fish that are being cleaned by cleaner wrasse (as can be seen in your photos). A really peculiar behaviour I've seen in many reef fish! :) Maybe it is an adaptation to make parasites more visible?

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Johor, Malaysia

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Aug 24, 2011

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