Here I feature some fishes, other than surfperches, that I’ve caught in the surf zone, or found washed up on northern Oregon beaches. The common names and organization are more or less those of Love (1996) and Miller and Lea (1972).

Big Skate, Raja binoculata – The big skate is featured in Mermaids Purse.

Big skate, Raja binaculata, egg case
Big skate, Raja binaculata, egg case

 

Spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei

Spotted ratfish
Spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei

 

Pacific herring, Clupea pallasi

Pacific herring, age 1
Pacific herring, Clupea pallasi, age 1

 

American shad, Alosa sapidissima

Pacific sardine
American shad, Alosa sapidissima

 

Silver or coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch

Coho
Silver or coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch

 

Longnose lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox – This lancetfish appeares in Oceanic Predator Washes onto the Beach, and these lancetfish photos are courtesy Mary and Sam Phillips.

Longnose lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox
Longnose lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox – courtesy Mary and Sam Phillips
Longnose lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox
Longnose lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox – courtesy Mary and Sam Phillips
Longnose lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox
Longnose lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox – courtesy Mary and Sam Phillips

 

Three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus, aculeatus – Threespine sticklebacks appear in Stranded Sticklebacks.

Three-spined stickleback
Three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus, aculeatus
Three-spined stickleback
Three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus, aculeatus
Three-spined stickleback
Three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus, aculeatus

 

Greenling (juvenile), Hexagrammos – appears in Stranded Greenling raises eternal question: To Assist or Not Assist?

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A 75 mm juvenile
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Found stranded on the beach, released in a low tide pool

 

Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus

Staghorn sculpin
Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus

 

Sand sole, Psettichthys melanostictus

Sand Sole, Psettichthys melanostictus
Sand sole, Psettichthys melanostictus
Sand sole, Psettichthys melanostictus
Sand sole, Psettichthys melanostictus

 

Common mola, ocean sunfish, Mola mola

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Mola mola

References

Love, M. 1996. Probably more than you want to know about the fishes of the Pacific coast. Really Big Press, Santa Barbara, California.

Miller, D. J. and R. N. Lea. 1972. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California. California Fish Bulletin Number 157. California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento.

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