HMS Challenger
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Fish

NHMUK-1879.5.14.337

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Licence:

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Common name:

Orbicular batfish

Scientific name:

Platax orbicularis

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

1 March 1875 - 13 March 1875

Form:

Fluid

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Actinopterygii

Order:

Perciformes

Family:

Ephippidae

Genus:

Platax

Species:

Platax orbicularis (Forsskål, 1775)

Synonyms:

Platax vespertilio

Station/Area Information

Date collected:

1 March 1875 - 13 March 1875

Area:

Admiralty Island, Papua New Guinea

Water body:

Western Central Pacific Ocean

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