Barred Surfperch - Amphistichus argenteus |

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Barred Surfperch (Amphistichus argenteus)

Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Embiotocidae

Demersal, to depths of about 70m, but usually found in surf near sandy beaches, or by rocks, pilings, or piers. Feeds mainly on sand crabs and other invertebrates. Body silver with light olive colored vertical bars; lower edge of eye above mouth. Length to about 17 inches. Baja to Central CA (3). Common (3) Marine.

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1. FishBase - Amphistichus argenteus
2. WoRMS - Amphistichus argenteus
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)

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