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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.


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)


Anisotremus davidsonii

(1: Black Rock, Santa Catalina Island)


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)