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Kyphosus bigibbus has an oval shaped body which is laterally compressed with a small head, a pointed snout and a slightly bulging forehead. The mouth is small and when closed the maxilla are hidden beneath the preorbital bones. The mouth is terminal and is almost oblique. The teeth are fixed and incisiform with their bases positioned horizontally in mouth, they have rounded crowns and have a curved, J shape. There are teeth are found on the centre of the roof of the mouth and on the tongue. The dorsal fin is a similar height along its length The anterior part of the dorsal fin has 11 spines which fold down into a scaled furrow while the posterior part contains 10-12 rays. The anal fin has three spines and 10-12 moderately long soft rays and is reasonably long at its base. The symmetrical caudal fin is forked but not extremely so. The lateral line has 61-76 scales of which 51-60 are pored. The colour varies from uniform grey to brownish, silvery vantrally, bronze to greenish tint dorsally. There are very indistinct dark stripes on the body and there are usually whitish streaks on the cheek. The dorsal and anal fins are frequently dark with black margins on their soft-rayed parts. There is sometimes a dark patch visible on the lower posterior angle of the base of the pectoral fin. The caudal fin is usually dark. There are infrequent records of completely yellow individuals and very rate records of albinos. The maximum total length of this species is 75 centimetres (30 in) a...Learn more about Brown Chub

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Animalia: Chordata: Perciformes: Actinopterygii: Kyphosidae: Kyphosus bigibbus

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