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Rainbow Seaperch

Surfperches—Family Embiotocidae  Rainbow Seaperch from the Port San Luis Pier Species:  Hypsurus caryi (Agassiz, 1853); from the Greek word hyps  (high), the Latin word urus  (a kind of wild ox) and Greek word cary  (a nut)—apparently in reference to the shape. Family Embiotocidae, subfamily Embiotocinae. Alternate Names: Rainbow surfperch, striped perch. Called moharra by the [...]