Posts Tagged cabrillo mole

Finescale Triggerfish

Order Tetraodontiformes  Triggerfishes—Family Balistidae Finescale triggerfish taken at the Cabrillo Mole at Avalon on Catalina Island by KJ in 2010 Species: Balistes polylepis (Steindachner, 1876); Balistes comes from the Latin word ballista (a device that shoots arrows—referring to the trigger-like spine) and the Greek word polylepis (many scales) Alternate Name: Triggerfish. In Mexico called cochi, [...]

Ocean Whitefish

Tilefishes—Family Malacanthidae Ocean whitefish taken by me at the Green Pleasure Pier in Avalon 2010 Species: Caulolatilus princeps (Jenyns, 1840); from the Greek words caulo (stem) and latilus (probably a similar fish) and the Latin word princeps (leader). Ocean whitefish taken by me at the Green Pleasure Pier in Avalon in 2012 Alternate Names: Blanquillo, [...]

California Spiny Lobster

Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans) Order Decapoda Spiny Lobster—Family Palinuridae A Spiny Lobster up close and personal Species: Panulirus interruptus (Randall, 1840); interruptus refers to the grooves on the abdomen which are interrupted in this species. A lobster from the Shelter Island Pier in San Diego Bay in 2009 Alternate Name: Bugs, crayfish, marine crayfish, rock lobster [...]

California Barracuda

Barracudas—Family Sphyraenidae A nice barracuda caught at the Cabrillo Mole in Avalon by SteveO Species: Sphyraena argentea (Girard, 1854); from the Greek word sphyraena (an ancient name meaning hammer fish) and the Latin word argenteum  (silvery). Alternate Names: Pacific barracuda, barry, gar, fire hose, stove pipe, skinny, scooter, scoot, snake, slime, slimestick, pencil (small fish), [...]

California Moray

Species: Gymnothorax mordax (Ayres, 1859); from the Greek words gymno and thorax (naked breast or lack of scales) and the Latin word mordax  (prone to bite). Martin (Greensleeves) and a moray at the 2003 Catalina Get Together Alternate Names: Moray or conger eel. Early-day names included marina and muraena. Called morena de California or anguila [...]