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PACIFIC SPECIES REFERENCE

In all of REEF's materials, we try to use the standardized common names published by the American Fisheries Society.  Below are the fishes on REEF's Pacific scanform, with the common name that is listed on the form and the scientific name.   

Bass
Barred Sand Bass  -  Paralabrax nebulifer
Giant Sea Bass  -  Stereolepis gigas
Kelp Bass  -  Paralabrax clathratus
Spotted Sand Bass  -  Paralabrax maculatofasciatus

Damselfish
Blacksmith  -  Chromis punctipinnis
Garibaldi  -  Hypsypops rubicundus

Eels
California Moray  -  Gymnothorax mordax
Wolf  -  Eel  -  Anarrhichthys ocellatus

Cryptic Elongated Bottom Dwellers
Decorated Warbonnet  -  Chirolophis decoratus
Giant Kelpfish  -  Heterostichus rostratus
Island Kelpfish  -  Alloclinus holderi
Kelp Gunnel  -  Ulvicola sanctaerosae
Mosshead Warbonnet  -  Chirolophis nugator
Onespot Fringehead  -  Neoclinus uninotatus
Penpoint Gunnel  -  Apodichthys flavidus
Sarcastic Fringehead  -  Neoclinus blanchardi
Spotted Cusk  -  Eel  -  Chilara taylori
Yellowfin Fringehead  -  Neoclinus stephensae
Unidentified Kelpfish  -  [Clinidae]

Flatfish
Bigmouth Sole  -  Hippoglossina stomata
California Halibut  -  Paralichthys californicus
C  -  O Sole  -  Pleuronichthys coenosus
English Sole - Pleuronectes vetulus
Fantail Sole  -  Xystreurys liolepis
Pacific Sanddab  -  Citharicthys sordidus
Rock Sole  -  Pleuronectes bilineatus
Speckled Sanddab  -  Citharicthys stigmaeus
Spotted Turbot  -  Pleuronichthys ritteri
Starry Flounder  -  Platichthys stellatus

Greenlings and Lingcod
Kelp Greenling  -  Hexagrammos decagrammus
Lingcod  -  Ophiodon elongatus
Rock Greenling  -  Hexagrammos lagocephalus
Painted Greenling  -  Oxylebius pictus
Whitespotted Greenling  -  Hexagrammos stelleri

Grunt, Croaker, Drum, and Sea Chub
Black Croaker  -  Cheilotrema saturnum
Halfmoon  -  Medialuna californiensis
Opaleye  -  Girella nigricans
Queenfish  -  Seriphus politus
Salema  -  Xenistius californiensis
Sargo  -  Anisotremus davidsoni
Spotfin Croaker  -  Roncador stearnsii
White Seabass  -  Atractoscion nobilis
Yellowfin Croaker  -  Umbrina roncador
Zebra Perch  -  Hermosilla azurea

Rockfish
Blue Rockfish  -  Sebastes mystinus
Black Rockfish  -  Sebastes melanops
Black  -  And  -  Yellow Rockfish  -  Sebastes chrysomelas
Bocaccio  -  Sebastes paucispinis
Brown Rockfish  -  Sebastes auriculatus
Canary Rockfish  -  Sebastes pinniger
Calico Rockfish  -  Sebastes dalli
China Rockfish  -  Sebastes neblosus
Copper Rockfish  -  Sebastes caurinus
Gopher Rockfish  -  Sebastes carnatus
Grass Rockfish  -  Sebastes rastrelliger
Kelp Rockfish  -  Sebastes atrovirens
Olive Rockfish  -  Sebastes serranoides
Puget Sound Rockfish  -  Sebastes emphaeus
Quillback Rockfish  -  Sebastes maliger
Rosy Rockfish  -  Sebastes rosaceus
Starry Rockfish  -  Sebastes constellatus
Tiger Rockfish  -  Sebastes nigrocinctus
Treefish  -  Sebastes serriceps
Vermilion Rockfish  -  Sebastes miniatus
Yelloweye Rockfish  -  Sebastes ruberrimus
Yellowtail Rockfish  -  Sebastes flavidus
Unidentified Rockfish  -  Sebastes sp.

Sculpin, Scorpionfish, and Poacher
Brown Irish Lord  -  Hemilepidotus spinosus
Buffalo Sculpin  -  Enophrys bison
Cabezon  -  Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
California Scorpionfish  -  Scorpaena guttata
Coralline Sculpin  -  Artedius corallinus
Great Sculpin  -  Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus
Grunt Sculpin - Rhamphocottus richardsoni
Lavender Sculpin  -  Leiocottus hirundo
Longfin Sculpin - Jordania zonope
Northern Spearnose Poacher  -  Agonopsis vulsa
Pacific Staghorn Sculpin  -  Leptocottus armatus
Red Irish Lord  -  Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
Roughcheek Sculpin  -  Ruscarius creaseri
Sailfin Sculpin  -  Nautichthys oculofasciatus
Scalyhead Sculpin  -  Artedius harringtoni
Snubnose Sculpin  -  Orthonopias triacis
Sturgeon Poacher  -  Podothecus acipenserinus
Unidentified Sculpin  -  [Cottidae]

Sharks and Rays
Bat Ray  -  Myliobatis californica
Blue Shark  -  Prionace glauca
Brown Smoothhound  -  Mustelus henlei
Gray Smoothhound  -  Mustelus californicus
Horn Shark  -  Heterodontus francisci
Leopard Shark  -  Triakis semifasciata
Angel Shark  -  Squatina californica
Pacific Electric Ray  -  Topedo californica
Round Stingray  -  Urolophus halleri
Spiny Dogfish  -  Squalus acanthias
Shovelnose Guitarfish  -  Rhinobatos productus
Swell Shark  -  Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
Thornback  -  Platyrhinoidis triseriata

Silvery Swimmers
California Flyingfish  -  Cypselurus californicus
Jack Mackerel  -  Trachurus symmetricus
Jacksmelt  -  Atherinops californiensis
Northern Anchovy  -  Engraulis mordax
Ocean Whitefish  -  Caulolatilus princeps
Pacific Barracuda  -  Sphyraena argentea
Pacific Bonito  -  Sarda chiliensis
Pacific Herring  -  Clupea pallasi
Silversides  -  [Atherinidae]
Chub Mackerel  -  Scomber japonicus
Pacific Sardine  -  Sardinops sagax
Yellowtail  -  Seriola lalandi

Small, Elongated Bottom Dwellers
Goby, Blenny, Ronquil

Blackeye Goby  -  Coryphopterus nicholsi
Bluebanded Goby  -  Lythrypnus dalli
Northern Ronquil  -  Ronquilus jordani
Orangethroat Pikeblenny  -  Chaenopsis alepidota
Stripedfin Ronquil  -  Rathbunella hypoplecta
Zebra Goby  -  Lythrypnus zebra

Surf Perch
Barred Surfperch  -  Amphistichus argenteus
Black Perch  -  Embiotoca jacksoni
Drawf Perch  -  Micrometrus miminus
Kelp Surfperch  -  Brachyistius frenatus
Pile Perch  -  Rhacochilus vacca
Rainbow Seaperch  -  Hypsurus caryi
Reef Perch  -  Micrometrus aurora
Rubberlip Seaperch  -  Rhacochilus toxotes
Sharpnose Seaperch  -  Phanerodon atripes
Shiner Surfperch  -  Cymatogaster aggregata
Striped Seaperch  -  Embiotoca lateralis
Walleye Surfperch  -  Hyperprosopon argenteum
White Surfperch  -  Phanerodon furcatus
Unidentified Surfperch  -  [Embiotocidae]

Wrasse
California Sheephead  -  Semicossyphus pulcher
Senorita  -  Oxyjulis californica
Rock Wrasse  -  Halichoeres semicinctus

Other
Unidentified Pipefish  -  [Syngnathidae]
California Clingfish  -  Gobiesox rhessodon
Ocean Sunfish  -  Mola mola
Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker  -  Eumicrotremus orbis
Plainfin Midshipman  -  Porichthys notatus
Northern Clingfish  -  Gobiesox maeandricus
Scythe Butterflyfish  -  Chaetodon falcifer
Spotted Ratfish  -  Hydrolagus colliei
Tube  -  Snout  -  Aulorhynchus flavidus  

Invertebrate Species List

 


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