Barred Surfperch – Amphistichus argenteus. Other names for the barred surfperch are silver perch, surf perch, sand perch, and silver surf fish.

Barred Surfperch

Barred Surfperch

Identifying Characteristics and Biology

  • Barred Surfperch are oval with a compressed body with alternating gold to brown vertical stripes and spots.
  • The large mouth has a lower jaw that is shorter than its upper jaw.
  • They are fully mature when they are about 2 years old or 6 to 7 inches in length.

Range and Location

  • These fish can be found Bodega Bay, CA to Baja California, Mexico, from the surf zones to more than 200 feet deep.

Market Forms

  • Catch and release, and if keeping they make great eating.

 

 

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