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Chaetodipterus faber (White angelfish; White angel; Tripletail; Threetailed porgy; Threebanded sheephead; Spadefish; Sea donkey; Pot cover; Paoua; Ocean cobbler; Moonfish; Leather coat; Jackass; Butterfly fish; Atlantic spadefish; Atlantic spade; Angelfish)

Synonyms: Chaetodon faber
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber) is a species of marine fish endemic to the western Atlantic Ocean. They are commonly found in shallow waters off the coast of the southeastern United States, Gulf of Mexico, and in the Caribbean.Due to their reputation as strong fighters, they are popular game fish, especially during the summer months when they are most active.
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Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Shipstern Nature Reserve IV 20453 Belize

Prey / Diet

Acartia lilljeborgii[2]
Acartia spinata[2]
Acartia tonsa[2]
Acetes americanus (aviu shrimp)[2]
Agelas dispar[2]
Aiolochroia crassa[2]
Amphimedon erina[2]
Antillogorgia acerosa (purple sea plume)[2]
Antillogorgia americana (slimy sea plume)[2]
Aplysina cauliformis[2]
Aplysina fistularis (Yellow tube sponge)[2]
Aplysina fulva[2]
Aplysina lacunosa (Giant tube sponge)[2]
Astyris lunata (lunar dovesnail)[2]
Brachyscelus crusculum[2]
Caprella penantis[2]
Centropages furcatus[2]
Cervicornia cuspidifera[2]
Chiropsalmus quadrumanus[2]
Chondrilla nucula (Chicken liver sponge)[2]
Clathrina coriacea (white clathrina)[2]
Cliona varians[2]
Corycaeus amazonicus[2]
Corycaeus subulatus[2]
Cribrochalina dura[2]
Cribrochalina vasculum[2]
Dictyonella arenosa[2]
Dictyonella funicularis[2]
Dysidea janiae[2]
Ericthonius brasiliensis[2]
Erylus formosus (Taiwan sponge)[3]
Euchaeta marina[2]
Eunicea asperula (knobby candelabra)[2]
Eunicea calyculata (warty eunicea)[2]
Eunicea flexuosa (bent sea rod)[2]
Eunicea succinea (Knobby candelabrum)[2]
Eunicea tourneforti (Tournefort's knobby candelabra)[2]
Eurydice littoralis[2]
Euterpina acutifrons[2]
Farfantepenaeus aztecus (brown shrimp)[2]
Farranula gracilis[2]
Flaccisagitta enflata[2]
Fritillaria haplostoma[2]
Gelliodes ramosa[2]
Geodia neptuni[2]
Geodia papyracea[2]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[2]
Gorgonia mariae[2]
Hyrtios violaceus[2]
Iciligorgia schrammi (Black sea fan)[2]
Igernella notabilis[2]
Iotrochota birotulata (Black bush sponge)[2]
Ircinia campana (Stinking vase sponge)[2]
Ircinia felix (Stinking vase sponge)[2]
Isaurus duchassaingi[2]
Isaurus tuberculatus[2]
Jassa falcata (Mottled tube-making amphipod)[2]
Krohnitta subtilis[2]
Labidocera acutifrons[2]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[2]
Microsetella rosea[2]
Muricea atlantica[2]
Muricea laxa[4]
Muriceopsis flavida (Bottle-brush coral)[2]
Musculus lateralis (lateral mussel)[2]
Mycale laxissima[2]
Neofibularia nolitangere (Touch-me-not sponge)[2]
Neopetrosia rosariensis[2]
Neopetrosia subtriangularis[2]
Oculina diffusa (Ivory bush coral)[4]
Oikopleura dioica[2]
Oikopleura longicauda[2]
Oithona colcarva[2]
Oithona nana[2]
Oithona oculata[2]
Oithona plumifera[2]
Oithona simplex[2]
Oncaea mediterranea[2]
Oncaea venusta[2]
Palythoa mammillosa (knobby zoanthid)[2]
Palythoa variabilis (Brown colonial anemone)[2]
Paracalanus aculeatus[2]
Paracalanus crassirostris[2]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Parazoanthus parasiticus (Yellow colonial anemone)[2]
Parazoanthus swiftii (Brown colonial anemone)[2]
Parazoanthus tunicans[2]
Penilia avirostris[2]
Petrosia pellasarca[2]
Plexaura homomalla (black sea rod)[2]
Plexaura nina (sea rod)[2]
Plexaurella dichotoma (double-forked plexaurella)[2]
Pterogorgia guadalupensis (Guadeloupe sea blade)[2]
Rhodactis osculifera[4]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[4]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[2]
Smenospongia aurea[2]
Spheciospongia vesparium (Common loggerhead sponge)[2]
Stomolophus meleagris (cannonball jelly)[2]
Strongylacidon griseum[2]
Syringodium filiforme (manatee grass)[4]
Tectitethya crypta[2]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[2]
Undinula vulgaris[2]
Verongula gigantea (Giant bowl sponge)[2]
Verongula reiswigi[2]
Verongula rigida[2]
Xestospongia muta (giant barrel sponge)[2]
Xestospongia portoricensis[2]
Zoanthus pulchellus (Mat anemone)[2]
Zoanthus sociatus (Green sea mat)[2]
Zoanthus solanderi (Green colonial anemone)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)1
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)1
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)1
Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream)1
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)1
Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)1
Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Ballyhoo halfbeak)1
Holacanthus ciliaris (Yellow angelfish)1
Holacanthus tricolor (Yellow nanny)1
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)1
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)1
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)1
Stegastes fuscus (dusky damselfish)1

Predators

Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)[2]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[2]
Carcharhinus porosus (Small-tailed shark)[2]
Carcharias taurus (Spotted sand tiger shark)[2]
Lobotes surinamensis (Tripple tail)[2]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[2]
Scomberomorus maculatus (Spanish mackerel)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Apocreadium foliatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Aponurus elongatus[2]
Benedenia melleni[2]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[5]
Callitetrarhynchus speciosus[5]
Goezia pelagia <Unverified Name>[5]
Homalometron elongatum[5]
Homalometron foliatum[5]
Lecithocladium chaetodipteri <Unverified Name>[5]
Lepidapedoides truncatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Multitestis blennii <Unverified Name>[5]
Multitestis inconstans[5]
Neobenedenia melleni[5]
Neomegasolena chaetodipteri[5]
Parancylodiscoides longiphallus[2]
Prosogonotrema bilabiatum[5]
Pseudohaliotrema longiphallus[5]
Tetrancistrum longiphallus[2]
Vitellibaculum spinosum[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Odense Zoologiske Have
Randers Regnskov
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Celestún Biosphere Reserve; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Laguna de Términos; Martinique; Mexico; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Ref. 47377).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Sponge-feeding fishes of the West Indies, J. E. Randall and W. D. Hartman, Marine Biol. 1, 216-225 (1968)
4Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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