Kyphosidae - sea chubs

Sea chubs are deep-bodied schooling fishes found in shallow waters over rocky bottoms or coral reefs. Juveniles may be found around floating sargassum. Most species are herbivorous, feeding mainly on algae and floating plants. Their teeth have a base that lays horizontal to the mouth, then curves outward at an angle to an incisor-like point (hockey-stick shaped). This feature distinguishes them from other fishes. There are two species off Texas. Both are rarely seen. They are an excellent game fish but not highly prized as food.