Phylum Chordata (chordates)

Class Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) 
Order Perciformes (Perch-likes) 

Family Embiotocidae (Surfperches) 

Genus/species Micrometrus minimus 


DISTRIBUTION: Northern British Columbia to central Baja California. 

 HABITAT: Among giant kelp, usually in kelp canopy.

 DIET: Algae and small invertebrates

 REPRODUCTION and DEVELOPMENT: Viviparous ( Livebearer), female carries the developing young. Breed in fall and early winter, spawn in spring.

LOCATION: Salt Marsh Pop_up CC03 and Tidepool CC15