Dwarf surfperch

The Dwarf surfperch lives in the demersal, marine environment.

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dwarf surfperch, a rare find, was added to the Cozumel species list by REEF surveyors during the 2008 Field Survey. Photo by Alex Griffin.cozumel09a_red.jpgSome of the Cozumel trip participants.cozumel09b_red.jpgEven more Cozumel trip participants.dwarfFrogfish_donmoden. More

Dwarf surfperch are pretty common along the mainland coast, but they seem to prefer depths of about 10 feet or less: too shallow for divers. And, they are very quick. These were about the size of Kennedy half-dollars, so I expect that they are juveniles. More

Common names

dwarf perch in English
Dwarf surfperch in English
Lille brændingsaborre in Danish (dansk)
mojarra enana in Spanish (español)
Perca in Spanish (español)
小海鯽 in Mandarin Chinese
小海鲫 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Embiotocidae
Genus : Micrometrus
Species : Micrometrus minimus
Authority : Gibbons, 1854