Sea chub
The sea chubs are a family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

, Kyphosidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes
The Perciformes, also called the Percomorphi or Acanthopteri, is one of the largest orders of vertebrates, containing about 40% of all bony fish. Perciformes means perch-like. They belong to the class of ray-finned fish and comprise over 7,000 species found in almost all aquatic environments...



  • Girellinae
    Nibblers are fishes in a subfamily, Girellinae, of sea chubs in the order Perciformes.- Species :There are 18 species in two genera:* Genus Girella** Girella albostriata Steindachner, 1898....

     - nibblers
  • Kyphosinae
    Kyphosinae is a subfamily of the sea chub family Kyphosidae.- Genera and species :* Genus Hermosilla** Zebra-perch sea chub, Hermosilla azurea Jenkins & Evermann, 1889.* Genus Kyphosus** Blue-bronze sea chub, Kyphosus analogus...

  • Microcanthinae
    The Microcanthinae, commonly known as footballers, mados, stripeys and moonlighters, are a subfamily of the sea chubs, a family of marine fish in the order Perciformes. The Microcanthinae are distributed across a fairly small range in the south west Indian Ocean and the eastern Pacific, with most...

     Johnson, 1984
  • Scorpidinae
    The Scorpidinae, commonly known as halfmoons, knifefishes and sweeps are a subfamily of the sea chubs, a family of marine fish in the order Perciformes. The Scorpidinae are distributed throughout the Pacific and east Indian Oceans, with species occurring in the waters of North America, South...

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