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Silvery Fishes

Jack Mackerel

Trachurus symmetricus

   
(1-2: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 3-4: Hen Rock, Santa Catalina Island)

Note the sharp curve in the lateral line.


Jacksmelt

Atherinopsis californiensis

These are juveniles:

 
(1-2: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Northern Anchovy

Engraulis mordax

 
(1: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Ocean Whitefish

Caulolatius princeps

   
(1-4: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)

Those are juveniles.  More commonly spotted at night.


Pacific Barracuda

Sphyraena argentea

  
(1-2: Indian Rock, Santa Catalina Island / 3: Hen Rock, Santa Catalina Island)


Pacific Sardine

Sardinops sagax

 
(1-2: Lovers Cove, Monterery)


Sargo

Anisotremus davidsonii

(1: Black Rock, Santa Catalina Island)


Topsmelt

Atherinops affinis

       
(1: Seal Cove, San Clemente Island / 2-4: Sutil Island, Santa Barbara Island / 5: Monterey State Beach, Monterey / 6: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos / 7: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Yellowtail Jack

Seriola lalandi

 
(1-2: Goat Harbor, Santa Catalina Island)