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CHUB, SEA / "BRIM"

Kyphosus sectatrix

The Ascension Brim is grey, the light picking out pale and dark horizontal lines. Only its shape and the latin name connect it with Bermuda Chub, which has grey and gold lines. A few Brim have gold about the mouth and eye.Larger than most fish on the reef, it is quite a thrill when four or five of them circle round, often with a Jack or two. They seem gentle and inquisitive.