Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Kyphosidae > Kyphosus > Kyphosus sectatrix

Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish; Chub; Black snapper; Rudder-fish; Brim; White chub; Rudder fish; Bermuda sea chub; Bermuda chub)

Synonyms: Kyphosus saltatrix; Kyphosus sectator; Perca sactatrix; Perca saltatrix; Perca sectatrix
Language: Creole, Portuguese; Croatian; Danish; French; German; Greek; Italian; Mandarin Chinese; Papiamento; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish; Wayuu

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet



Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo


Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda southward to Brazil (Ref. 7251), including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea (Ref. 9626). Eastern Atlantic: south of Morocco to Gulf of Guinea (Ref. 7373); St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121), Ascension and St. Helena. Rarely found in the Mediterranean and off Madeira.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London