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Recent observations

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What

Black Prickleback Xiphister atropurpureus

Observer

hfabian

Date

December 6, 2014

Description

Under rock in tide pool.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Prickleback Xiphister atropurpureus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 6, 2014 04:53 PM PST

Description

Juvenile, or Pinpoint Gunnel perhaps? Found by Kevin Hinsta under cobble. Red, with a paler thin stripe from eye to nose, and pale dots running along the lateral line.

ID as per: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/590840

Photos / Sounds

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What

Monkeyface eel Cebidichthys violaceus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 6, 2014 04:44 PM PST

Description

Thanks Kevin Hintsa! Nice hand modeling too! :-)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Monkey-faced Prickleback Cebidichthys violaceus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

November 7, 2014 03:55 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

snake prickleback Lumpenus sagitta

Observer

dreierj

Date

September 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dpom

Date

August 31, 2014

Description

Two dark bands with light edges radiating backward from the eyes visible in close-up of head.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Prickleback Xiphister atropurpureus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 31, 2014 05:49 PM PDT

Description

Wild caught (fisherman said hook was baited with limpet meat).

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ivanparr

Date

July 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

ivanparr

Date

July 13, 2014

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What

Black Prickleback Xiphister atropurpureus

Observer

loarie

Date

July 13, 2014 07:37 AM PDT

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What

Black Prickleback Xiphister atropurpureus

Observer

loarie

Date

July 13, 2014 08:15 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Prickleback Xiphister atropurpureus

Observer

ajwacaser

Date

June 18, 2014 12:54 PM PDT

Description

Stripes on gills. 5 inches long. Very quick movement.

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Description from Wikipedia

The pricklebacks (also known as shannies) are a family, Stichaeidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.

No range data available.