Very special thanks for the first photo of Girella nigricans to Chris Grossman.
A resident intertidal species with homing behavior.
Can leave tide pools if aquatic conditions become inhospitable.
Also found near or over rocks and in kelp beds up to about 30 m depth. Feed mainly on seaweed, occasionally takes invertebrates.
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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)