They are found along the coast of California south to Mexico.
They live in tidal pools.
They are about 5 inches long (15 cm). They have big eyes and mouth and a blunt shaped head. Their dorsal fin stretches down their body. They have whisker-like cirri on their head.
The male watches over the eggs.
They eat small ocean creatures (invertebrates) and algae.
They release eggs near shore in shallow waters, where they stick to rocks where the male lives. He watches over them until they hatch.
Species: H. gentilis
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