Gibbonsia montereyensis

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Gibbonsia montereyensis
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Crevice kelpfish (G. montereyensis) - California, Channel Islands NMS.
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Clinidae
Genus: Gibbonsia
Species: G. montereyensis
Binomial name
Gibbonsia montereyensis
C. L. Hubbs, 1927
  • Gibbonsia elegans montereyensis C. L. Hubbs, 1927
  • Gibbonsia erythra C. Hubbs, 1952

Gibbonsia montereyensis, the Crevice kelpfish, is a species of clinid found along the Pacific coast of North America from British Columbia, Canada, to Baja California, Mexico where it prefers areas close to the shore amongst algae. This species can reach a maximum length of 11 centimetres (4.3 in) TL.[1] This species feeds primarily on polychaete worms.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Gibbonsia montereyensis" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  2. ^ Food items for Gibbonsia montereyensis at