Gray Drummer (Kyphosus bigibbus)

Also known as Bermuda Sea Chub, Blue Sea Chub, Brown Chub, Drummer, Grey Chub, Grey Drummer, Grey Rudderfish, Grey Sea Chub, Highfin Chub, Highfin Rudderfish, Insular Rudderfish, Long-finned Drummer, Rudderfish, Silvery-grey Perch, Southern Drummer, Stone Bream, Topsail Drummer

Description

Also known as Bermuda Sea Chub, Blue Sea Chub, Brown Chub, Drummer, Grey Chub, Grey Drummer, Grey Rudderfish, Grey Sea Chub, Highfin Chub, Highfin Rudderfish, Insular Rudderfish, Long-finned Drummer, Rudderfish, Silvery-grey Perch, Southern Drummer, Stone Bream, Topsail Drummer.

Found in small to large schools over exposed seaward reefs and around high isolated islands.
They feed on algae.
May display white spots when stressed.
Length - 75cm
Depth - 1-25m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Rudderfish are usually found in turbulent high energy zones where food is more abundant. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5804

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