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Family: Embiotocidae Surfperches



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amphistichus argenteus Barred surfperch Eastern Pacific 43 TL 1854
Amphistichus koelzi Calico surfperch Eastern Pacific 31 TL 1933
Amphistichus rhodoterus Redtail surfperch Eastern Pacific 41 TL 1854
Brachyistius aletes Eastern Pacific 1952
Brachyistius frenatus Kelp perch Eastern Pacific 22 TL 1862
Cymatogaster aggregata Shiner perch Eastern Pacific 20.3 TL 1854
Ditrema jordani Northwest Pacific 20.8 SL 1910
Ditrema temminckii pacificum Northwestern Pacific 19.3 SL 2007
Ditrema temminckii temminckii Northwest Pacific 24 SL 1853
Ditrema viride Northwest Pacific 19 SL 1940
Embiotoca jacksoni Black perch Eastern Pacific 39 TL 1853
Embiotoca lateralis Striped seaperch Eastern Pacific 38 TL 1854
Hyperprosopon anale Spotfin surfperch Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1861
Hyperprosopon argenteum Walleye surfperch Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1854
Hyperprosopon ellipticum Silver surfperch Eastern Pacific 27 TL 1854
Hypsurus caryi Rainbow seaperch Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1853
Hysterocarpus traskii Russian river tule perch North America 15 TL 1854
Micrometrus aurora Reef perch Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1880
Micrometrus minimus Dwarf perch Eastern Pacific 16 TL 1854
Neoditrema ransonnetii Northwest Pacific 13 FL 1883
Phanerodon atripes Sharpnose seaperch Eastern Pacific 29 TL 1880
Phanerodon furcatus White seaperch Eastern Pacific 32 TL 1854
Rhacochilus toxotes Rubberlip seaperch Eastern Pacific 47 TL 1854
Rhacochilus vacca Pile perch Eastern Pacific 44.2 SL 1855
Zalembius rosaceus Pink seaperch Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1880



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