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Family Kyphosidae

TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Kyphosus sectatrix

French Reef, Key Largo, 40 feet

BERMUDA 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 Yellow Chub, with brighter lines, 11-12 soft dorsal and 11 soft anal rays, and a straight line drawn along the anal fin margin passes well ahead of the upper caudal lobe.  Attains 30 inches.  Massachusetts to Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico.