Black Surfperch - Embiotoca jacksoni |

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Black Surfperch (Embiotoca jacksoni)

Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Embiotocidae

Demersal to 40m in rocky areas near kelp. Body brown to reddish with dark vertical bars on the sides; base of anal fin light blue, and with a patch of enlarged scales near pectoral fin. Length to 15 inches. Baja to Northern California (3) Common; the 11th most common fish species recorded from Cabrillo Beach (5) and the 13th most common fish species recorded from Newport Bay (4). Marine.

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1. FishBase - Embiotoca jacksoni
2. WoRMS - Embiotoca jacksoni
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)
4. Horn, M.H. and L.G. Allen, 1981. Ecology of fishes in upper Newport Bay, California: seasonal dynamics and community structure.
5. Allen, L. G., M. H. Horn, F. A Edmands II and C. A. Usui, 1983. Structure and seasonal dynamics of the fish assemblage in the Cabrillo Beach area of Los Angeles Harbor, California.

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