|Latin name||Chaetodipterus faber|
|Common name||Atlantic spadefish|
|Family||Ephippidae - Chaetodipterus|
|Origin||The Mexican Golf, West Atlantic|
|Max length||91 cm (35.8")|
As aquarium fish
Family description (Ephippidae)
Many Spadefish cannot adjust to captivity and become much too big, but several species of the Batfish (Platax genus) can be kept in a large aquarium.
References and further reading
Bob Fenner. Crazy About Batfishes, But Not Spades, Family, Ephippidae - Wet Web Media - (English)
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2014).