Atlantic Spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber)

Also known as Angelfish, Atlantic Spade, Butterflyfish, Jackass, Leather Coat, Moonfish, Ocean Cobbler, Pot Cover, Sea Donkey, Three-banded Sheephead, Three-tailed Porgy, Tripletail, White Angel, White Angelfish

Description

Also know as Angelfish, Atlantic Spade, Butterflyfish, Jackass, Leather Coat, Moonfish, Ocean Cobbler, Pot Cover, Sea Donkey, Three-banded Sheephead, Three-tailed Porgy, Tripletail, White Angel, White Angelfish.

Found in very large schools over shallow coastal waters over sandy beaches, in harbours, mangroves and shipwrecks.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and plankton.
Juveniles found swimming at an angle to resemble debris or a leaf in estuaries.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 3-35m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

Batfish have a flattened profile, juvenile batfish are extremely tall finned, but as they grow they become more rounded.
Often Inquisitive of divers.

Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1024

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Atlantic Spadefish. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Atlantic Spadefish (Juvenile)

Atlantic Spadefish (Juvenile)

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