California Saltwater State Fish

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California State Fish: Garibaldi (Saltwater)

Scientific Name: Hypsypops rubicundus

State Fish Description: The Garibaldi is a bright orange fish in the damselfish family that is commonly found around Santa Catalina Island, California and in La Jolla Cove which is by San Diego. Adult Garibaldi is a bright orange while the juvenile fish are a more reddish color.

Where It's Found: The Garibaldi is often found in waters around 95+ feet around rocky reefs or rocky sea bottoms. The Garibaldi is native to the north-eastern parts of the Pacific Ocean, which range from Monterey Bay, California, to Guadalupe Island, Baja California.

Arizona State Fish Dedication: 1995

 

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