Tag: Sea Chubs/Drummers (Kyphosinae)

The Drummers (Kyphosinae), also known as Rudderfish, are a members of the Sea Chub family Kyphosidae.

Most species of Drummer can be identified by their high, compressed body shape with large forked tail and small head and mouth.

The Drummer family contains eleven species within four genera.

Although most are carnivorous, some will occasionally feed on algae. Drummers are powerful swimmers, often moving around in the strongest surge conditions with apparent ease.

The Drummers (Kyphosinae), also known as Rudderfish, are a members of the Sea Chub family Kyphosidae.

Most species of Drummer can be identified by their high, compressed body shape with large forked tail and small head and mouth.

The Drummer family contains eleven species within four genera.

Although most are carnivorous, some will occasionally feed on algae. Drummers are powerful swimmers, often moving around in the strongest surge conditions with apparent ease.
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Lowfin Drummer (Kyphosus Vaigiensis)

In this photo it is easy to see the "blotched" colouration that the Lowfin Drummer (Kyphosus Vaigiensis) is capable of reverting to.

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Lowfin Drummer (Kyphosus Vaigiensis)

A Lowfin Drummer (Kyphosus Vaigiensis) at Sail Rock displaying the "common" grey colouration with darker grey, horizontal lines.