Batfish Shoal (Platax) & Shipwreck

© 2000 by Image Quest 3-D
Read our copyright notice

 

Photograph by Scott Tuason

These Teira Batfish, family Ephippididae, were photographed in the Philippines and feature here in a very atmospheric marine scene - notice the silhouette of a shipwreck in the background.

Solitary juvenile batfish occur in inner lagoons and mangrove swamps where they closely resemble drifting leaves. Subadults school in deeper sandy channels and lagoons. Large adults inhabit open water over sandy areas of deep lagoons, channels, and outer reef slopes to depths of 30 m or more. Batfish feed on algae, small fishes, and invertebrates.

Click here to view the 'Picture of the Week' archive.

 

 
 
For Terrestrial Images visit our sister library by clicking on the flower below.
Click here to go to the Terrestrial Stock Photo Library Start Page.
 
2001 by Image Quest 3-D
Read our copyright notice
Click here to go to the Marine Stock Photo Library Start Page.