Spade fish (Chaetodipterus faber )

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Spade fish (Chaetodipterus faber )

Also know as ... angelfishes, atlantic spades, butterfly fishes, jackasses, leather coats, moonfish, ocean cobblers, paouas, pot covers, sea donkeys, spadefishes, Threebanded sheepheads, threetailed porgy, tripletails, white angels, and white angelfishes

Description ...

The spade fish is a deep bodied fish with pointed second anal and dorsal fins.  These give the fish an almost triangular shape or appearance.   They are silvery gray in color with 4 to 6 prominent stripes or black bars that run down the sides.  The juvenile's bars are very dark and color and are faded out in adults. They lack teeth . . .

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