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.
Spotted ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei
Pacific herring, Clupea pallasi
American shad, Alosa sapidissima
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.
Three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus, aculeatus – Threespine sticklebacks appear in Stranded Sticklebacks.
Greenling (juvenile), Hexagrammos – appears in Stranded Greenling raises eternal question: To Assist or Not Assist?
Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus
Sand sole, Psettichthys melanostictus
Common mola, ocean sunfish, Mola mola
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.