noun, plural (especially collectively) spadefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) spadefishes.
a deep-bodied marine fish of the genus Chaetodipterus, especially C. faber, of Atlantic coastal waters of North America.

1695–1705; probably spade2 + fish, in allusion to its shape Unabridged
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spadefish (ˈspeɪdˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any spiny-finned food fish of the family Ephippidae, esp Chaetodipterus faber of American Atlantic coastal waters, having a deeply compressed body

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Colorful angelfish, spadefish and coral-eating parrotfish are all common sights
  on the reef.
The site is decorated with a rainbow of corals and sponges and frequented by
  barracuda, spadefish and sea turtles.
On the inshore wrecks, spadefish are still biting well.
The wrecks are loaded with fish, but spadefish are finicky about hitting bait.
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