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THE BONES

alligator gar (head)
almaco jack
atlantic cutlassfish
barracuda (great)
bass (largemouth)
bigeye emperor
big eye (atlantic)
black sea bass
bluegill
blue runner
bone fish
butterflyfish (reef)
butterflyfish (spotfin)
cabezon
carp (common)
clown knifefish
cornetfish (blue-spotted)
dolphinfish
drum (red)
flounder (southern)
flyingfish (atlantic)
graysby
grouper (red)
grunt (blue striped)
hog wrasse
lionfish (red)
little tunny
lookdown
moray eel (purplemouth)
needlefish (atlantic)
parrotfish (rainbow)
payara
permit
pigfish
pinfish
piranha (red-bellied)
pompano (florida)
pompano (african)
porgy (littlehead)
porgy (whitebone)
rock beauty
sailfish
salmon (coho)
sargo
scorpionfish (spotted)
Sea Robin
Sea Trout (spotted)
sheepshead
sheepshead (california)
snapper (cubera)
snapper (gray)
snapper (lane)
snapper (mutton)
snapper (ruby)
snapper (silk)
snapper (vermillion )
snapper (yellowtail)
snook
spadefish (atlantic)
squirrelfish
striped bass
tilapia
tilefish (sand)
tomtate
triggerfish (gray)
triggerfish (ocean)
triggerfish (queen)
tripletail (atlantic)
walleye

 

Atlantic Spadefish

Latin Name: Chaetodipterus faber
 

General Size:  16" x 15"

The angel-like Atlantic spadefish is actually in the Ephippidae family which includes the batfishes and scats. These gregarious fish can often be observed in large schools of up to 500 individuals from Massachusetts to Southern Brazil. As juveniles, spadefish inhabit shallow estuaries and mangroves swimming in such a way that its highly compressed body is parallel with the water’s surface in order to resemble a dead leaf or piece of debris. These fish have numerous thin, conical-shaped teeth and feed on benthic invertebrates. Most likely due to their diet their skeletons are heavily laden with oil giving the prepared skeleton an amber appearance.


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