Bermuda Chub

Kyphosus sectatrix

Maximum Size:

30 in (76 cm), 13 lbs (6 kg)



Typical depth:

3–33 ft (1–10 m)


Bermuda chub are a schooling fish found in shallow waters above sandy areas, seagrass beds and near coral reefs. They feed on benthic algae, but also on small crabs and molluscs. Juveniles often associate with floating sargassum mats, letting them disperse across great distances.


Sharks, barracuda, snapper, moray eels and scorpionfish.

Did you know?

Scientists are in the process of reclassifying the Kyphosus species, and believe that K. sectatrix could extend into the Pacific and Indian oceans.