Lingcod

Greenlings and Lingcod: Family Hexagrammidae Species: Ophidon elongatus (Girard, 1854); from the Greek words ophis (snake) and odons (tooth), and the Latin word elongatus (elongate shaped). Alternate Names: Ling, Pacific cultus, cultus cod, leopard cod, blue cod, gator, greenlinger, green cod and my favorites—slinky linky…

Painted Greenling

Greenlings and Lingcod: Family Hexagrammidae Species: Oxylebius pictus (Gill, 1862); from the Greek words oxys (sharp) and lepys (kettle—fish) and the Latin word pictus (picture). Alternate Names: Often called the convict fish. Identification: Easily identified by 5-7 dark red or brownish red bars and mottling…

Rock Greenling

Greenlings and Lingcod: Family Hexagrammidae Species: Hexagrammos lagocephalus (Pallas, 1810); from the Greek words hex (six), gramma (line), lagos (hare) and cephelos (head, referring to the large pair of cirri on the head, attached to the edge of the eye). Alternate Names: Commonly called seatrout…

Kelp Greenling

Greenlings and Lingcod: Family Hexagrammidae Species: Hexagrammos decagrammus (Pallas, 1810); from two combinations of Greek words; hex (six) and gramma (line), deca (ten) and gramma (line, referring to the number of lateral lines on the side of the fish). Alternate Names: Commonly called seatrout; also…