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Bermuda Chub

Bermuda Sea Chub: Kyphosus sectatrix

Description: Body uniformly gray to silver, more or less rounded in outline, but with thin yellow to bronze stripes on the body and a stripe, bordered in white, under eye from the mouth to the gill cover. Upper part of the opercular membrane blackish. The young may display pale spots, nearly as large as the eye, on the head, body and fins.
Size: up to 1' to 2'.
Habitat: Inhabits shallow waters, over seagrass beds, sand or rocky bottoms, offshore platforms, and around coral reefs, down to 100'. Young chub are found among floating sargassum weeds. Feeds on plants, mainly on benthic algae, as well as small crabs and mollusks.
Distribution: Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Bermuda Chub