Jump to content
Pets Forum
FORUMS BLOG/NEWS USER BLOGS USER MEDIA ADVERTS   ADD  MANAGE CHAT CLUBS & USER'S PERSONAL FORUMS LINK EXCHANGE

Atlantic Spadefish: Chaetodipterus faber


Recommended Posts

Appearance:
Silver color with 4 to 6 black vertical bars on each side (may fade in larger fish)
Deep, compressed body
First and second dorsal fins separated
Tail-shape concave
Second dorsal fin and anal fin elongated
Young are entirely dark brown or black in color
Similar Species: No close resemblance, but frequently called angelfish by mistake
Size: Up to 36 inches (20 pounds); common to 2 pounds
Habitat:
Inshore, nearshore, over seagrass beds and around structure
Behavior:
Spawn in spring and summer; travel in large schools; small juveniles may drift on their sides to mimic floating debris; feed on crustaceans and other invertebrates
Recreational Regulations
Additional Information
State Record:External Website This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

AtlanticSpadefishDRP.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
  • Create New...