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Crevice rockfish.  Seldom seen, kelpfish hover among the seaweeds in wave swept tidepools and reefs.  These secretive fish rapidly change color to match watever background they are near.  This kelpfish has assumed the coloration of the blade of kelp it is resting on, Gibbonsia montereyensis, Monterey, California
Crevice rockfish. Seldom seen, kelpfish hover among the seaweeds in wave swept tidepools and reefs. These secretive fish rapidly change color to match watever background they are near. This kelpfish has assumed the coloration of the blade of kelp it is resting on.
Species: Crevice rockfish, Gibbonsia montereyensis
Location: Monterey, California
Image ID: 13711  
Giant kelpfish amidst kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish amidst kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01291  
A giant kelpfish swims over Southern sea palms and a kelp-covered reef, mimicing the color and pattern of the kelp leaves perfectly, camoflage, Heterostichus rostratus, San Clemente Island
A giant kelpfish swims over Southern sea palms and a kelp-covered reef, mimicing the color and pattern of the kelp leaves perfectly, camoflage.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Southern sea palm, Heterostichus rostratus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 25414  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 05142  
Crevice rockfish.  Seldom seen, kelpfish hover among the seaweeds in wave swept tidepools and reefs.  These secretive fish rapidly change color to match watever background they are near.  This kelpfish has assumed the coloration of the blade of kelp it is resting on, Gibbonsia montereyensis, Monterey, California
Crevice rockfish. Seldom seen, kelpfish hover among the seaweeds in wave swept tidepools and reefs. These secretive fish rapidly change color to match watever background they are near. This kelpfish has assumed the coloration of the blade of kelp it is resting on.
Species: Crevice rockfish, Gibbonsia montereyensis
Location: Monterey, California
Image ID: 13710  
Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01946  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 05136  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 00632  
Island kelpfish, Coronado Islands, Alloclinus holderi, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Island kelpfish, Coronado Islands.
Species: Island kelpfish, Alloclinus holderi
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 00634  
Giant kelpfish hiding amidst kelp fronds, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish hiding amidst kelp fronds.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01945  
Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01947  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 05135  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 05140  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 05141  
Island kelpfish, Alloclinus holderi, San Clemente Island
Island kelpfish.
Species: Island kelpfish, Alloclinus holderi
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 07063  
Island kelpfish, Alloclinus holderi, San Clemente Island
Island kelpfish.
Species: Island kelpfish, Alloclinus holderi
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 07064  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 04791  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 04792  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 05138  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 05143  
Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 05137  

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