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Atlantic Spadefish

Chaetodipterus faber


Medium sized silver fish with 4 to 6 black vertical lines. These fade with age. Anal and second dorsal fins swept back and fins have fine black trailing edges.


This pair found in about 4 meters of water just off mangroves on the island of Bastimento in the Darklands area of Bocas Del Toro Province, western Panama.


These images were taken as stills from video.

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Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama

Spotted on Apr 8, 2018
Submitted on Apr 28, 2018

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