Kyphosus bigibbus   Lacepede,  1801 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Kyphosidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Color: Occasionally uniformly yellow, and rarely albino individuals occur.


Synonym (s)
Dorsuarius nigrescens Lacepede, 1803
Kyphosus biggibus Lacepede, 1801
(Misspelling)
Kyphosus fuscus (Lacepede, 1803)
Pimelepterus fallax Klunzinger, 1884
Pimelepterus fuscus (Lacepede, 1803)
Pimelopterus fuscus (Lacepede, 1803)
(Misspelling)
Xyster fuscus Lacepede, 1803

Common Name (s)
• Grey Sea Chub (English)
• Striped Seachubb
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Valued as a food fish, Fisheries; gamefish; aquarium)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Algae, from filamentous reds to coarse brown

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island (Lat: 8.11) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1959) The fishing industry of Minicoy Island with special reference to the tuna fishery Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 6 (1) 30-57 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1866/1/Article_04.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf

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