Bermuda chub

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Bermuda chub
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K. sectatrix
Binomial name
Kyphosus sectatrix
A shot of 3 Bermuda chub seen off the coast of Islamorada, Florida.

The Bermuda chub, Kyphosus sectatrix, a sea chub of the genus Kyphosus, is found in the Caribbean and off Florida, Bahamas, Bermuda, and in the Gulf of Mexico along coral reefs and walls. Its length is between 1 and 2 feet on average, with a maximum of 2.5 feet.

It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1766.

References[edit]

  • Paul Humann & Ned DeLoach, Reef Fish - Third Edition, (New World Publications, Jacksonville, Florida 2002) ISBN 1-878348-30-2