Kalpana Kalpana (Editor)


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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Perciformes
Higher classification  Surfperch
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Embiotocidae
Rank  Genus
Embiotoca neotropicalfishesmyspeciesinfositesneotropical

Similar  Embiotoca lateralis, Surfperch, Embiotoca jacksoni, Shiner perch, Hypsurus caryi

Flask organ male black surfperch embiotoca jacksoni

Embiotoca is a genus of surfperches native to the eastern Pacific Ocean.


Striped surf perch embiotoca lateralis swimming steady with pectoral fins and tail no bursting


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:

  • Embiotoca jacksoni Agassiz, 1853 (Black surfperch)
  • Embiotoca lateralis Agassiz, 1854 (Striped surfperch)
  • References

    Embiotoca Wikipedia