While juvenile garibaldis are often a deep red with bright blue spots, the adult garibaldi is a solid bright orange fish with opaque reddish fins. They live over rocky bottoms in clear water at a depth of no more than 100 feet, and like to live near cover such as rocky crevices or occasionally kelp. During breeding season, garibaldis mate in pairs and lay eggs that attached to the sea bottom. Males will guard the eggs and defend the surrounding territory.
The garibaldi feeds on attached invertebrates such as sponges.
The garibaldi reaches up to 15 inches long.
This fish is found in the Eastern Central Pacific off the coast of California and Mexico.
This species is not threatened.
Larger fish and sharks
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