Other common names: angelfish, white angelfish, three-tailed porgy, ocean cobbler, and moonfish.
Scientific name: Chaetodipterus faber
This spadefish is characterized by a deep, compressed, and round body and a blunt snout. The second dorsal and anal fins of an adult spadefish have long and trailing anterior lobes, which gives it an “angelfish-like” appearance. This silvery fish has 4 to 6 black vertical bands on each side which gradually fade as the fish ages.
The fish live inshore and nearshore, and are found around natural and artificial reefs.
They are common off the coast of Florida.0