black perch swimming among kelp blades
Black Surfperch. ©Minuswide,

Quick Facts
Type: Fish

Diet: Carnivore: Small crustaceans, mollusks, worms, fish eggs

Average lifespan: 8 years

Average size: 8 in.

Average weight: 2 lb.

Did You Know?
Surfperches are viviparous, which means they give birth to live young instead of laying eggs.

Last updated: November 9, 2018