Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Fishes of Hawai'i 

Family Kyphosidae - chubs

Kyphosus spp. - Chubs - Nenue wav.gif (916 bytes)

Description: small head with oval body; brown chub is usually dark brown, lowfin chub can be light gray to silvery
Size: to 60 cm
Habitat: found in schools in shallow and rocky areas
Diet: herbivore: feeds on a variety of fine to coarse algae


Last update: 1/25/2005