Kyphosus sectator

Author: (Linnaeus, 1766)

Kyphosus sectator (Linnaeus, 1766)

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Kyphosus sectator (Linnaeus, 1758) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: dorsal finrays XI + 11-13; anal finrays III + 10-12. Lower gillrakers on anterior arch 16 18. Lateral line scales 51-58. Colour: grey-brown; many horizontal yellow lines following series of scales. Size: to 75 cm SL, usually to 40-50 cm.

Habitat: over sandy, rocky or grassy bottoms and near coral reefs; often found below floating sargassum. Food: algae, small crabs and molluscs. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: rarely found in the Mediterranean and off Madeira. Elsewhere, in the tropical Atlantic.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Moore, 1962: 462.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.