Dwarf Perch

Micrometrus minimus

oval shaped fish with a large yellow eye

Common Name: Dwarf Perch

Scientific Name: Micrometrus minimus

Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family: Animalia, Chordata, Actinopterygii, Perciformes, Embiotocidae

Diet: Algae and small invertebrates

Habitat: Marine, demersal, rocky areas among surfgrass and eelgrass, estuaries

Range: Salt Point in Northern California, to Central Baja California, Mexico

Identification: Silver, with blue/green on back and black triangle at base of pectoral fins, dark blotches on body

Reproduction: Viviparous: give birth to 2-25 live young

Behavior: Small schools, juveniles only found in tidepools

Predation: Chinook salmon only reported

Citations:Love, Milton S. 2011.