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Painted Greenling Oxylebius pictus


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Painted Greenling
credit: Magnus Kjaergaard/CCSA

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Family: Hexagrammidae, Greenlings view all from this family

Description The painted greenling, Oxylebius pictus, is a marine fish native to the eastern Pacific Ocean. Its range is from Kodiak Island, Alaska to central Baja California. It can reach a total size of 25 cm and has seven vertical dark bands. It inhabits rocky areas usually shallower than 50 m. It feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes, small molluscs and bryozoans.

Dimensions Up to 10" (25 cm), usually to 6" (15 cm).

Habitat Ocean or bay shallows.

Range California, Northwest, Western Canada, Alaska.