Throughout the entire Chapter One, the identity of the creature is not revealed until the very end: "the school of spadefish
just had an encounter with a whale" (21).
are widely distributed in ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic.
was a latecomer to the silent service, not entering the war until the summer of 1944.
These were replaced during winter by the leopard searobin (Prionotus scitulus), blackcheek tonguefish (Symphurus plagiusa), southern kingfish (Menticirrhus americanus), pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides), and spadefish
It can be a hot spot for cobia, dolphin, kingfish, jack crevalle and Spanish mackerel during the spring and summer with red snapper, grouper, amberjack and spadefish
being there all year.
Bay whiff (Citharichthys spilopterus), bluntnose jack (Hemicaranx amblyrhynchus), Atlantic spadefish
(Chaetodipterus faber), and inshore lizardfish (Synodus foetens) were found in significantly greater numbers in NSB samples than in SB samples, although they were rare in NSB samples.
Mangrove snapper, flounder, spadefish
and black drum are inland options given suitable water clarity, especially at night.
Chesapeake Bight Reef fish include resident species (black sea bass, scup, tautog, and cunner), seasonal residents (gag, sheepshead porgy, round herring, and sardines), or transients (amberjack, spadefish
, gray triggerfish, various mackerels and small tunas, and the spot-tailed pinfish, Diplodus holbrooki) (Eklund and Targett, 1991; Adams, 1993).
Essentially emergent reef systems, rigs offer the total package of expansive habitat (shelter and ambush feeding) with a rich food web starting with clinging sea growth for the nibblers and progressing upward with lots of crabs, blue runners, juvenile bonito, spadefish
, Bermuda chub and other forage for the aforementioned gamefish.
Unidentified chub Ephippidae, Spadefishes
114 Chaetodiperus faber Atlantic spadefish
Pomacanthidae, Angelfishes 115 Holacanthus ciliaris Queen angelfish 116 Pomacanthus arcuatus Gray angelfish 117 Pomacanthus paru French angelfish 118 N.
Sheepshead and spadefish
are to pilings as are hoodlums to lamp posts.
The dominant species in descending order of abundance included Atlantic spadefish
, Chaetodipterus faber; red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus; vermilion snapper, Rhomboplites aurorubens; hardhead catfish, Arius felis; blue runner, Caranx fusus; sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus; tomtate, Haemulon aurolineatum; and lane snapper, Lutjanus synagris.