Moore skillfully re-creates life and war aboard one of America's most successful WWII submarines, the Spadefish (SS-411).
Spadefish was a latecomer to the silent service, not entering the war until the summer of 1944.
Spadefish are widely distributed in ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic.
Though spadefish will respond to chum comprised of crushed clams, shrimp and other mollusks, nothing fires them up faster than jelly balls.
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.A.
Unidentified shark 26 Centropomus ensiferus Swordspine snook 27 Centropomus undecimalis Common snook 28 Chaetodiperus faber Atlantic spadefish 29 Coryphaena hippurus Dolphin 30 Dasyatis spp.
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.
Fish mortalities were highest for Atlantic spadefish, red snapper, and vermilion snapper.
Anglers fishing from the nearby pier commonly catch sheepshead, mangrove snapper and spadefish
, and sometimes land snook and redfish.
During the winter you can expect to find sheepshead, mangrove snapper, spotted seatrout, silver trout, gag grouper, goliath grouper, spadefish
and massive black drum here.
, gray angelfish, and especially porkfish commonly live near lobster.
So reef butterfly fish, angelfish, spadefish and porkfish attempt to hide their eyes with a vertical black bar, and often put a fake eyespot near their tails.
Vertical black bars on sheepshead and spadefish blend with mangrove prop roots, reef gorgonians, and, of course, dock pilings and channel markers.
(5) The Snapper-Grouper Management Complex is composed of ten species units: groupers, Epinephelidae; grunts, Haemulidae; jacks, Carangidae; porgies, Sparidae; sea basses, Serranidae\ snappers, Lutjanidae; spadefishes
, Ephippidae; tilefishes, Malacanthidae; triggerfishes, Balistidae; and wrasses, Labridae.