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California State Marine Fish

Garibaldi fish in Seaworld, San Diego, CA - click to see all state fish
Garibaldi photo taken at San Diego Seaworld by Harry Foundalis; Garibaldi - Hypsypops rubicundus: Indiana State U (used by permission).
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Garibaldi

Garibaldi video

California designates the garibaldi as the official state marine fish (the California golden trout is the state freshwater fish). The garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus) is found in shallow waters off the Southern California coast and Mexico.

When disturbed garibaldi emit a thumping sound which can be heard by divers. The garibaldi is the largest of the damselfish family (Pomacentridae); adults typically reaching 14 inches. Males build the nests, the female enters several of them and then makes her decision. The garibaldi is one of the few fish to use the same nesting site every year.

Source:
State Marine Fish: California State Library
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