Kelp Perch
(Brachyistius frenatus)

image of a Kelp Perch

Image ID: 184-01

Comments : Unlike Shiner Perch that will often school in huge masses, I only see these perch in very small groups or by themselves. They are about the same size as a Shiner Perch, but the coloration is much more golden, and they lack the distinctive Shiner Perch yellow bars.
Common name : Kelp Perch
Scientific Name : Brachyistius frenatus
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 4 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->3T macro
Natural History :