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Opaleye (Girella nigricans), Santa Barbara Island, August 20-21, 2005
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Courtesy of the author Chris Grossman, USA (copyright: @Chris Grossman, diver.net) Image detail
Girella nigricans (Ayres, 1860)
Very special thanks for the first photo of Girella nigricans to Chris Grossman.
A resident intertidal species with homing behavior.
Can leave tide pools if aquatic conditions become inhospitable.
Also found near or over rocks and in kelp beds up to about 30 m depth. Feed mainly on seaweed, occasionally takes invertebrates.
For more Infos click to the Link to Fishbase.
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
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Profile (weitere Angaben)
- Family tree:
- Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Kyphosidae (Family) > Girella (Genus) > nigricans (Species)
- Initial determination:
- (Ayres, ), 1860
- Sea depth:
- 2 - 30 Meter
- Red List:
- Least concern (LC)
- Related species at
Catalog of Life:
Online: 166 Gäste, 24 Mitglieder