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Pile Perch - Photo by Robertson, D Ross

Bottomfish Identification: Surfperch

This identification guide is intended to provide information and key characteristics for common species in Washington’s marine waters.  To access species information click on the common or scientific name listed in the left hand column.  For each species, information is available on expected sizes, typical distribution, and published ages. 

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Pile Perch (Rhacochilus vacca)
Redtail Surfperch (Amphistichus rhodoterus)
Shiner Perch (Cymatogaster aggregata)
Striped Surfperch (Embiotoca lateralis)