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 that they give birth to live young instead of laying eggs.

Last updated: November 3, 2016