Kyphosus bigibbus   Lacepede,  1801 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

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

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

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


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island (Lat: 8.11) (Long: 73.3) 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • 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 -

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