Garabaldi

Garibaldi

Hypsypops rubicundus

DID YOU KNOW?

The common name “Garibaldi” comes from the Italian military figure Giuseppe Garibaldi, whose followers wore iconic orange shirts.

Exhibit Name and Location:
Baltimore - Kelp Forest

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Garibaldi

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.

Diet

The garibaldi feeds on attached invertebrates such as sponges.

Size

The garibaldi reaches up to 15 inches long.

Range

This fish is found in the Eastern Central Pacific off the coast of California and Mexico.

Population Status

This species is not threatened.

Predators

Larger fish and sharks

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