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Kelpfishes

Crevice Kelpfish

Gibbonsia montereyensis

      
(1-2: Sea Landing Cove, Santa Barbara Island / 3-4: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos / 5-7: Monastery Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea)


Giant Kelpfish

Heterostichus rostratus

      
(1-2: Starlight, Santa Catalina Island / 3-4: Eel Point, San Clemente Island / 5: Seal Cove, San Clemente Island / 6-7: Golf Ball Drop Off, Santa Cruz Island)

This is a juvenile:
(1: Golf Ball Drop Off, Santa Cruz Island)


Island Kelpfish

Alloclinus holderi

     
(1-2: Eel Point, San Clemente Island / 3: Seal Cove, San Clemente Island / 4-5: Sutil Island, Santa Barbara Island / 6: Nudibranch City, Santa Cruz Island)


Striped Kelpfish

Gibbonsia metzi

 
(1: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 2: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos)