Hypsypops rubicundus

Physical Description

The Garibaldi, scientifically known as Hypsypops rubicundus, reaches lengths up to 36 centimeters in length and boasts a perch-shaped body adorned in vibrant shades of orange. Juveniles exhibit striking blue spots, adding to their allure.


Preferring rocky habitats with clear waters, Garibaldis are often found amidst coastal reefs and rocky outcrops along the eastern Pacific coast.

Geographical Range

From Monterey Bay to Baja California, Garibaldis grace the coastal waters of the eastern Pacific, although they are rare north of Point Conception.

What They Eat

Feeding on a diet consisting primarily of small crustaceans, mollusks, and algae, Garibaldis play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance of their marine habitats.

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