Specimen Information

Platax orbicularis
Platax orbicularis
(orbicular batfish)
Marine Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID249971
GroupMarine Fishes
GenusPlatax
Speciesorbicularis
Common Nameorbicular batfish
StateFL
CountyMonroe
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Florida Keys, Key Largo, Molasses Reef
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFloridian
HUC8 Number32007000
Map
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Collection Day16
Collection Month1
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17775
Author:REEF.
Date:2008
Title:Exotic Species Sighting Program and Volunteer Survey Project Database.
Publisher:Reef Environmental Education Foundation.
Volume:March 10, 2008
Reference 2
Ref. Number:13808
Author:Associated Press.
Date:2004
Title:Divers recapture exotic fish seen as threat to Keys reef natives.
Journal:Herald.com
Publisher:Miami Herald.
Issue:June 8, 2004
Reference 3
Ref. Number:13464
Author:The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF).
Date:2002
Title:Exotic species sighting program.
Publisher:REEF.
CommentsSeven separate observations of this species for this location within this year. A single to a few individuals seen per observation. Two fish were removed from Molasses Reef and sent to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineMarine


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/20/2021].

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