White Spotted Greenling
(Hexagrammos stelleri)

image of a White Spotted Greenling

Image ID: 135-01

Comments : White Spotted Greenlings are coy fish and can be difficult to approach, even more so than Kelp Greenling. Catching these fish asleep at night at Three Tree Point is often the best opportunity I have to photograph these fish. During daytime dives, I often can not get within 10 feet of these fish without them bolting. However, at night I can sometimes literally bump into this fish without it moving. White Spotted Greenlings appear to inhabit eel-grass beds in very shallow waters (10 to 30 feet deep).
Common name : White Spotted Greenling
Scientific Name : Hexagrammos stelleri
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 14 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->3T macro
Natural History :