Blue sea chub (Kyphosus cinerascens) fish profile and information / pictures of Blue sea chub - Kyphosus cinerascens

Blue sea chub (Kyphosus cinerascens) fish profile

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Scientific Name Kyphosus cinerascens
Classified By Forssk?l, 1775
Common Name Blue sea chub
Class Ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii)
Order Perch-like fish (Perciformes)
Family Sea chubs (Kyphosidae)
Biology Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. Grey with dusky fins. When small or sub-adult with pale scale centers forming horizontal lines along scale rows. Soft parts of dorsal and anal fins elongated anteriorly, resulting in near vertical rear margins. Snout more angled down compared to other species (Ref. 48636).
Climate Tropical
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 1 m
Depth To - meters 45 m
Zone reef-associated
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia.
Region Indo-Pacific
Range 35°N - 30°S
Maximum Length 50.0 cm
Common Length 45.0 cm
Environment Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 45 m (Ref. 58652)
Vulnerability Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100)
Resilience Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.25)
Threat To Humans   Poisonous to eat (Ref. 4690)
IUCN Red List Status   Not Evaluated 
Human Uses Fisheries: minor commercial
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5002 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 2.3 s.e. 0.17 Based on diet studies.
Is kept in Aquariums False
Occurs in Marine / Salt water True
Occurs in Brackish water False
Occurs in Fresh Water False
Occurs on Reefs True