Atlantic Spadefish

Atlantic Spadefish are usually curious, and will often stay nearby and watch the divers that are watching them.

The Atlantic spadefish reaches a maximum total length of about 3 feet, and a maximum reported weight of about 19 pounds. The largest spadefish ever caught, according to the International Game Fish Association, was 14 pounds. The expected lifespan is 8-10 years.

Spawning season runs from May through September, and a single female may release up to one million eggs each spawning season. The eggs are small and buoyant, hatching after approximately 24 hours.

Atlantic Spadefish are featured in the Flat Cay West segment of Diving St. Thomas - Volume 1.

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