Kelp perch

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Kelp perch
Brachyistius frenatus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Embiotocidae
Genus: Brachyistius
B. frenatus
Binomial name
Brachyistius frenatus
  • Micrometrus frenatus (T. N. Gill, 1862)
  • Ditrema brevipinne Günther, 1862
  • Brachyistius brevipinnis (Günther, 1862)

Brachyistius frenatus, the Kelp perch, is a species of surfperch native to the eastern Pacific Ocean from British Columbia, Canada to Baja California, Mexico where it is found in kelp forests down to a depth of about 30 metres (98 ft). This fish is also known to be a cleaner fish. This species can reach a length of 22 centimetres (8.7 in) TL. It can also be found on display at public aquariums.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Brachyistius frenatus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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