Posts Tagged Ocean Beach Pier

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 [...]

Shovelnose Guitarfish

Mahigeer (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 [...]

California Butterfish aka Pacific Pompano —

 California Butterfish — Ocean Beach Pier Species: Peprilus simillimus (Ayres, 1860); from the Greek word pepricos (one of Hesychian’s unknown fish) and the Latin word simillimus  (very similar, in reference to a similar Atlantic butterfish).  Alternate Names: Pompano, California pompano, Pacific pompano and dollarfish. Called palometa plateada in Mexico. Identification: A very deep compressed body [...]

The Nitty Gritty California Pier Trivia Quizzes —

If you have read Pier Fishing in California you should be able to answer the following questions without breaking a sweat. If you can’t, I expect you to sleep the next seven nights with the book under your pillow. Just pretend it’s a love letter from your first boyfriend, girlfriend — or whatever.  By the [...]

Pacific Bonito — a true fighting fish

Bonito — Venice Pier Mackerel and Tuna—Family Scombridae Species: Sarda chiliensis (Cuvier, 1832); from the Greek word sarda  (an ancient name for an European species of bonito) and chiliensis (in reference to Chile, South America, where the species was first recognized). Subspecies (those in California): Sarda chiliensis lineolata. Bonito — Ben Acker (DompfaBen), Cabrillo Mole, [...]