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Family Kyphosidae

TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Kyphosus incisor

Big Pine Key, Florida, 6 feet

 

YELLOW CHUB

Small schools are locally common in shallow water.  Silvery with prominent yellowish-brown lines on the head, gill opening and body.  Differs slightly from the Bermuda Chub, with brighter lines, 13-14 soft dorsal and 12-13 soft anal rays, and a straight line drawn along the anal fin margin passes slightly through the upper caudal lobe.  Attains 27 inches.  Massachusetts to Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico.