Halfmoon - Medialuna californiensis | SocalFauna.net

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Halfmoon (Medialuna californiensis)

Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Kyphosidae

Demersal in rocky areas and kelp beds to depths of 40m. Body elongate and compressed, dark blue dorsally and light blue ventrally, with a dark blotch above the gill opening. Length to 19 inches. Gulf of California to Northern California (3) Common (3) Marine.

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

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