Opaleye - Girella nigricans | SocalFauna.net

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Opaleye (Girella nigricans)


Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Kyphosidae


Bethopelagic from the intertidal to kelp beds at depths to 30m. Body elongate and compressed, dark green with two light spots at base of dorsal fin. Length to 2 feet. Baja to San Francisco (3) Common (3) Marine.

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References:
1. FishBase - Girella nigricans
2. WoRMS - Girella nigricans
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)



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