Atlantic Spadefish

The Atlantic Spadefish is found normally in schools above the reef. These images show the variation in darkness of the body bars from fish to fish. Although this species is very common in Pensacola, the juveniles are not usually seen. Photograph(s) used by permission of ReefNet Software from their excellent Fishes of the Caribbean and Adjacent Waters fish ID CD-ROM. Photo credit: juvenile & center photos - ŠKris Wilk, bottom left photo - ŠJames Carew.