Posts Tagged Paradise Park Pier

Leopard Sharks

Cartilaginous Fishes—Class Chondrichthyes — (A skeleton of cartilage that is not true bone)  Subclass Elasmobranchi—Sharks and Rays Order Carcharhiniformes Hound Sharks—Family Triakididae Leopard Shark caught by “thunder” at the Paradise Park Pier Species: Triakis semifasciata (Girard, 1855); from the Greek word tria  (number three, triad) and Latin words cis (on the side) and fasciata  (bundled, [...]

California Halibut — One of California’s favorite fish

Berkeley Pier halibut 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 swatter or postage stamp (small halibut); door mats (large halibut); extra [...]