Category: ‘Fish’

  • Sarcastic Fringehead 7695126764 O

    Sarcastic Fringehead

    Neoclinus blanchardi
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    Description Shades of brown to gray; may be lightly blotched or barred Two metallic blue spots ringed with yellow on foredorsal fin Large mouth with jaws extending almost to gill openings Length 12in, 6yrs max Range Occasional central and southern California Habitat Inhabit hard sand …

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  • Scorpionfish 7688882520 O

    Scorpionfish

    Scorpaena guttata
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    Description Wide range of mottled and blotched shades from red to reddish brown, brown, tan and occasionally lavender Can pale, darken or change color to blend with background Numerous brown spots are on the head, body and fins Numerous spines and short barbels and skin …

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  • Senorita 7688408532 O

    Señorita

    Oxyjulis californica
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    Description White belly Yellow to orange or orange brown body Large black spot on tail base Range Abundant to common southern California Occasional north to northern California Habitat Inhabit kelp beds and rocky reefs and boulder-strewn areas surrounded by sand Generally swim well above the …

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  • Speckled Sanddab 7688994668 O

    Speckled Sanddab

    Citharichthys stigmaeus
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    Description Dull brown or tan color, with a white or pale brown underside – males often mottled with orange spots Can change color and markings to match surroundings Profuse black speckles and often small blotches Pectoral fin short, fin length is less than the distance …

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  • Vermillion Rockfish 7688908434 O

    Vermilion Rockfish

    Sebastes miniatus
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    Description Tends to be more reddish brown to orange in shallower water, changing to brilliant reds with depth; grayish undercover The fins are usually dark-edged Thin pale stripe runs along lateral line from mid-body to tail Range Common northern California; uncommon southern and central California …

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  • White Seabass 7688896118 O

    White Seabass

    Atractoscion nobilis
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    Description Silvery gray-blue or coppery on back to slivery or white below with reflective highlights and dark speckling Young adults (to about 2 feet) display 3-6 dusky bars on back Long second dorsal fin Lower jaw projects slightly beyond upper and no chin barbel Length …

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