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Hyperprosopon ellipticum (Gibbons, 1854)
Silver Surfperch
Family: Embiotocidae
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© Brian Klinkenberg  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #7573)

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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25 - 28; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 29 - 34. Dark green dorsally, sides and belly silvery; a series of narrow vertical bars of pale golden pink on body wall; pe

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Biology

Species Biology

Found inshore, in surf and sandy areas, also occur around rocks and piers. Frequently caught, but not of much importance as a sport fish due to its small size. Environment: demersal; marine; depth range ? - 110 m (Ref. 2850)Climate: subtropical

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Distribution

Distribution

Eastern Pacific: southern British Columbia, Canada to Rio San Vincente, northern Baja California, Mexico.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-04-22 10:06:10 AM]
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