October 2013 archives

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 [...]