Embiotoca lateralis

Embiotoca lateralis, commonly known as the striped surfperch or striped seaperch, is a species of surfperch native to the North Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Embiotoca lateralis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Embiotocidae
Genus: Embiotoca
E. lateralis
Binomial name
Embiotoca lateralis
Agassiz, 1854
  • Ditrema laterale (Agassiz, 1854)
  • Embiotoca lineata Girard, 1854
  • Embiotoca ornata Girard, 1855
  • Embiotoca perspicabilis Girard, 1855
  • Holconotus agassizi Gibbons, 1854
  • Phanerodon cateralis (Agassiz, 1854) (misspelling)
  • Sema signifer Jordan, 1878
  • Taeniotoca lateralis (Agassiz, 1854)


The striped surfperch is characterized by orange and blue stripes running lengthwise down the body and blue spots on the head and operculum. Individuals reach maximum lengths of 15 in (38 cm).[2]


  1. ^ N. Bailly (2014). Bailly N (ed.). "Embiotoca lateralis Agassiz, 1854". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Herald, Earl S.; Hammann, Howard (1983). A Field Guide to Pacific Coast Fishes: North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. p. 229. ISBN 061800212X.