Giant kelpfish

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The Giant kelpfish lives in the demersal, marine, depth range - 40 m environment.

Giant kelpfish, green form, at night © Bob Gladden Juvenile giant kelpfish in the surf grass Click here for a closer view © 2001 Paul Foretic Giant kelpfish, More

Discussion Giant Kelpfishes feed on small crustaceans, mollusks, and fishes. Occasionally caught by anglers but seldom retained, they are probably more familiar to scuba divers. alt e-mail this page alt print this page alt More

A Giant Kelpfish conceals itself in a tangle of kelp blades. The red in the eye is an artifact of the photograph, we believe, like the common More

Description: Giant Kelpfish live in the kelp, and will match the color of the kelp they live in (red, brown, or golden). More

Giant kelpfish are reproductive at just over a year (7-8") and spawn throughout the year, peaking from January to May in island waters. The females lay 400-1,200 eggs in nests of algae. More

The giant kelpfish is a common species in southern California. It can also be found south to Cabo San Lucas and north into British Columbia, but it is much rarer in its southern and northern range. More

Giant kelpfish "Heterostichus rostratus" stick close to kelp forest of the Pacific ocean. Their bodies are shaped and colored to help them blend in with the kelp forest. More

Giant Kelpfish - Yellow Variation - Heterostichus rostratus Italian Gardens, Catalina Island f4. More

Common names

giant kelpfish in English
Sargacero gigante in Spanish (español)
Stor tangslimfisk in Danish (dansk)
гетеростихус гигантский in Russian (русский язык)
吻异线鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
吻异线鳚 in Unknown
吻異線鳚 in Mandarin Chinese
吻異線鳚 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Clinidae
Genus : Heterostichus
Species : Heterostichus rostratus
Authority : Girard, 1854