martes, 11 de agosto de 2015

Humpback Batfish - Platax batavianus.

Humpback Batfish - Platax batavianus
Platax batavianus (Perciformes - Ephippidae) is a species of batfish which inhabits continental reefs from Madagascar to Indonesia and Australia. Juveniles of this species, like this one in the photo, are black with vertical white lines on body and fins; this zebra-pattern serves well as camouflage when sheltering with crinoids.
Adults are quite different, silvery, with only a dark bar through eye and another (faint) bar just behind head.

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