sea chub

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sea chub:

see rudderfishrudderfish
or sea chub,
common name for members of the family Kyphosidae, small-mouthed fishes of warm seas throughout the world. Rudderfishes commonly follow vessels (whence their name), scavenging on refuse. Best known is the Bermuda chub, averaging 3 to 4 lb (1.
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