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What

Black Prickleback Xiphister atropurpureus

Observer

wendy5

Date

May 8, 2016

Description

This 12" fish was a new one for me. Xiphister atropurpureus (Black Prickleback)? It was moist and squirmy under a rock during the minus tide, right beside a couple of Flattop Crabs, acting just like the 4" gunnels I frequently find here. This one has the markings behind its eye like the photo in Andy Lamb. It wasn't possible to get a better photo because it writhed away.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

May 8, 2016

Description

This gunnel (?) has stripes coming out from its eyes. It was about 4" long, and hiding under a rock during the minus tide.

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What

Rock Eel Xiphister mucosus

Observer

fmgee

Date

May 7, 2016 03:11 PM PDT

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What

Decorated Warbonnet Chirolophis decoratus

Observer

dougcoutts

Date

April 17, 2016

Description

This Warbonnet was in good condition and not a shy as some. Perhaps it saw its reflection in my lens port.

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What

High Cockscomb Anoplarchus purpurescens

Observer

marisa_a

Date

April 10, 2016 06:11 AM PDT

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High Cockscomb Anoplarchus purpurescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

April 10, 2016 10:20 AM PDT

Description

Great coralline algae camouflage!

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What

Black Prickleback Xiphister atropurpureus

Observer

hydaticus

Date

March 16, 2016

Description

Maybe a baby monkey-faced eel?

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What

Monkey-faced Prickleback Cebidichthys violaceus

Observer

biosam

Date

March 20, 2016 02:18 PM PDT

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What

High Cockscomb Anoplarchus purpurescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 17, 2016 11:11 AM PDT

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Monkey-faced Prickleback Cebidichthys violaceus

Observer

sleepypenguin

Date

March 15, 2016 12:24 PM PDT

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What

High Cockscomb Anoplarchus purpurescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 21, 2016 04:49 PM PST

Description

Stayed in his rock hole despite being lifted out of water.

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What

Rock Eel Xiphister mucosus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

February 21, 2016 02:36 PM PST

Description

ID as per: http://www.elasmodiver.com/Rock_Prickleback_Pictures.htm
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"Certainly More Than You Want to Know About the Fishes of the Pacific Coast."

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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.
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