bermuda sea chub

Scientific name Kyphosus sectatrix
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Kyphosidae
Genus Kyphosus
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Kyphosus sectatrix, commonly known as bermuda sea chub, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    76 cm
  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    76 cm

How to recognize the bermuda sea chub ?

The bermuda sea chub measures between 50 and 76 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly bleu, orange and beige body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with alguivorous tendency
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The bermuda sea chub is a fish gregarious naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with alguivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction

The bermuda sea chub is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    18 - 26 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The bermuda sea chub is most often found at a depth between 1m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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