California grunion

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The California grunion lives in the pelagic-neritic, marine, depth range 0 - 18 m environment.

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the California grunion comes ashore to spawn. The grunion has been known to many southern Californians for more than 70 years, but there are still those who are skeptical of its existence. More

California Grunion's intimate activities on beautiful sandy beaches during the most ideal times for viewing. Your observations will be reported via a web-based questionnaire and used for beach management and scientific research. See below for photos and updates from previous seasons. More

California grunion are a species of marine fish found only along the coast of southern California and northern Baja California. They are justifiably famous for their unique spawning behavior. More

California grunion comes ashore to spawn. More

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The California grunion (Leuresthes tenuis) is a small slender fish with a bluish green back and silvery sides and bellies. Grunion, close relatives of topsmelt and jacksmelt, range between five and six inches when they are fully grown. More

California grunion, Leuresthes tenuis Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Atheriniformes More

The scientific name for the California grunion is Leuresthes tenuis and they belong to the family Atherinidae, commonly known as silversides. Other more abundant atherinids found in California are the topsmelt, Atherinops affinis, and jacksmelt, Atherinopsis californiensis. More

The California Grunion spawns on the beaches of the Pacific coast during the high tides of spring and summer. Females may spawn from four to eight times a season. More

The California grunion does something no other fish on the planet is known to do. It surfs a wave right out of its world and into ours. More

Common names

California grunion in English
Californian grunion in English
Californisk stribefisk in Danish (dansk)
Capucette californienne in French (français)
Grunion in English
Lunarka a. ksiezycówka in Polish (polski)
Pejerrey californiano in Spanish (español)
атерина- грунион in Russian (русский язык)

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Order : Atheriniformes
Family : Atherinopsidae
Genus : Leuresthes
Species : Leuresthes tenuis
Authority : Ayres, 1860