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Surfperches

Black Perch

Embiotoca jacksoni

       
(1-3,5: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 4: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos / 6: Sutil Island, Santa Barbara Island / 7-8: Flame Reef, Santa Cruz Island)

This is a juvenile:
(1: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Halfmoon

Medialuna californiensis

       
(1-2,5: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 3-4: Black Rock, Catalina / 6: Eel Point, San Clemente Island / 7: Goat Harbor, Santa Catalina Island / 8: Indian Rock, Santa Catalina Island)


Kelp Perch

Brachyistius frenatus

       
(1: Monterey State Beach, Monterey / 2-5,7-8: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 6: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos)


Opaleye

Girella nigricans

       
(1-4,8: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 5-6: Starlight, Santa Catalina Island / 7: Eel Point, San Clemente Island)


Pile Perch

Rhacochilus vacca

       
(1-6: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 7: Monterey State Beach, Monterey / 8: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos)

Has a white spot at the top of the black stripe, and a more indented tail than the rubberlip seaperch.

This one is eating:
(1: San Carlos Beach, Monterey)


Rainbow Seaperch

Hypsurus caryi

  
(1: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 2: Monastery Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea / 3: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos)


Rubberlip Seaperch

Rhacochilus toxotes

       
(1-3,6-8: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 4-5: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos)

Has bigger lips than the pile perch.


Striped Seaperch

Embiotoca lateralis

       
(1-2: Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos / 3-4: San Carlos Beach, Monterey / 5: West of Santa Barbara Island / 6: Monterey State Beach, Monterey / 7-8: Monastery Beach, Carmel-By-The-Sea)