Rockweed Gunnel - Apodichthys fucorum | SocalFauna.net

Tentative ID. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
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Rockweed Gunnel (Apodichthys fucorum)


Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Pholidae


Intertidal, demersal to depths of about 10m. Associated with Rockweed, Fucus sp.. Capable of breathing air. Body elongate, color variable, from green to red. Pelvic fins absent, pectoral fin about as long as diameter of eye. Length to about 9 inches. Baja to BC (3) Common (3) Marine.

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



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