Posts Tagged Malibu Pier

Pacific Angel Shark

An angel shark taken at the Cayucos Pier in 2007 Order Squatiniformes — Angel Sharks — Family Squatinidae Species: Squatina californica (Ayres, 1859); from the Latin squatina (an ancient name for a related Mediterranean species) and californica (describing where the fish was first caught). Alternate Names: Angel shark, monkfish, squat and squato. Called angelote or tiburón [...]

Santa Monica Bay Pier Summit

On May 7, 2015, I attended (as President of United Pier and Shore Anglers of California) the Santa Monica Bay Pier Stakeholder Summit together with our Los Angeles Regional Coordinator Hashem Nahid. To say that the meeting was interesting is an understatement. The stated goals were to discuss human-wildlife conflicts, pier/ocean user conflicts, possible solutions, [...]

California Halibut

  Halibut from the Ventura Pier Order Pleuronectiformes — Lefteye Flounders — Family Bothidae Species: Paralichthys californicus (Ayres, 1859); from the Greek word paralichthys (parallel fish) and californicus (Californian)—a California fish that lies parallel to the bottom. Alternate Names: Halibut, flounder, hali, flattie (or flatty), chicken halibut, alabato, southern halibut, Monterey halibut, bastard halibut; fly [...]

Fantail Sole

Fantail Sole from the Malibu Pier  Order Pleuronectiformes — Lefteye Flounders—Family Bothidae Species: Xystreurys liolepis (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880); from the Greek words Xystreurys (meaning raker and wide), and liolepis (smooth and scale). Alternate Names: Long fin sole, long finned flounder, fantail halibut, fantail flounder, true petrale. Identification: Oval-shaped with a highly arched lateral line. [...]

Shovelnose Guitarfish

Hashem Nahid and a shovelnose guitarfish at the Hermosa Beach Pier Order Rhinobatiformes — Guitarfish—Family Rhinobatidae  Species:  Rhinobatos productus (Ayres, 1854); from the Latin word rhin (shark with a rough skin) and the Greek word batis (a ray or skate), and the Latin word product  (a lengthened form, in reference to its long shape and [...]