Painted greenling


Painted greenling
Painted greenling
Taken in Scripps Canyon, La Jolla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Hexagrammidae
Genus: Oxylebius
Species: O. pictus
Binomial name
Oxylebius pictus
Gill, 1862

The painted greenling, Oxylebius pictus, is a marine fish native to the eastern Pacific Ocean. Its range is from Kodiak Island, Alaska to central Baja California[1]. It can reach a total size of 25 cm and has seven vertical dark bands. It inhabits rocky areas usually shallower than 50 m. It feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes, small molluscs and bryozoans.

Taken in the Northern Channel Islands, California

References

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Oxylebius pictus" in FishBase. February 2006 version.

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