Posts Tagged Santa Cruz Wharf

Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught California Halibut

If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.  Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports 62 ¼ lbs. — Los Angeles Long Wharf, August 17, 1917 — Source: Port of Los Angeles, A Phenomenon of the Railroad Era, Ernest Marquez, 1975 58 Lbs. 11 Oz — Santa Monica [...]

Buffalo Sculpin

Sculpins—Family Cottida Buffalo Sculpin from the Santa Cruz Wharf Species: Enophrys bison (Girard, 1854); from the Greek words en  (on), ephrys  (eyebrow), and bison (referring to the two bison-like horns or spines on the head). Alternate Names: Often called bullhead and mistaken for cabezon. Called büffelgroppe in Germany, glowacz bizonik in Poland. Identification: Their coloring [...]

Lingcod

Greenlings and Lingcods—Family Hexagrammidae A small lingcod I caught one day from Citizens Dock in Crescent City Species: Ophidon elongatus (Girard, 1854); from the Greek words ophis (snake) and odons (tooth), and the Latin word elongatus  (elongate shaped). Lingcod from the Monterey Coast Guard Pier in 2010 by MBay Alternate Names:  Pacific cultus, cultus cod, [...]

Starry Flounder

Order Pleuronectiformes — Righteye Flounders—Family Pleuronectidae Photo ID courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Species: Platichthys stellatus (Pallas, 1787); from the Greek words platy  (flat) and ichthys (fish) and the Latin word stellatus (starry). Alternate Names: Rough-jacket, great flounder, grindstone, emery flounder, emerywheel, leatherjacket, English sole, sand paper flounder, diamondback, long-jaw flounder, California [...]

Silver Surfperch

Species: Hyperprosopon ellipticum (Gibbons, 1854); from the Greek root words hyper (above) and prosopon (face, from the upward direction of the face), and the Latin word ellipticum (elliptical, referring to the outline of the body). Family Embiotocidae, subfamily Amphistichinae. Alternate Names: Silver perch or surfperch. In Mexico called mojarra ovalada or perca. Identification: Their coloring [...]