Gibbonsia metzi Hubbs, 1927
Striped kelpfish
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Family:  Clinidae (Clinids)
Max. size:  24 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 9 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada to central Baja California, Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 34-37; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-10; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 24-27; Vertebrae: 49. Caudal and pectorals rounded (Ref. 6885). Red or brown, weakly striped or mottled with darker shades (Ref. 6885).
Biology:  Found among seaweeds, especially in tide pools and kelp.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 May 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 10.09.96
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.07.94

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