California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Marine Sportfish Identification Pictures

Note: Please consult current fishing regulations for species presented in this booklet. To view information on safe fishing eating guidelines, please visit the OEHHA website.

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spiny dogfish thresher shark bonito shark gray smoothhound
brown smoothhound leopard shark blue shark shovelnose guitarfish
bat ray

round stingray

green sturgeon
white sturgeon
coho salmon chinook (king) salmon California lizardfish Pacific hake (Pacific whiting)
Pacific tomcod California grunion jacksmelt sculpin

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