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Author: (Linnaeus, 1766)

Kyphosus sectator (Linnaeus, 1766)

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays XI + 11-13; anal finrays III + 10-12. Lower gillrakers on anterior arch 16 18. Lateral line scales 51-58. Colour: grey-brown; many horizontal yellow lines following series of scales. Size: to 75 cm SL, usually to 40-50 cm.

Habitat: over sandy, rocky or grassy bottoms and near coral reefs; often found below floating sargassum. Food: algae, small crabs and molluscs. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: rarely found in the Mediterranean and off Madeira. Elsewhere, in the tropical Atlantic.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Moore, 1962: 462.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.

Bermuda sea chub (Kyphosus sectator)