Kelp greenling can be very tolerant of air exposure. They should be killed humanely by iki jime, or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.
- Kelp greenling females have yellowish orange fins and numerous small, reddish brown to golden spots on the flanks against a gray to brownish background.
- Males tend to be gray/brown, with blue/red spots on the front half of their bodies.
- Kelp greenling range from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to La Jolla, California.
- They are found in rocky inshore areas and are common in kelp beds and on sand bottoms at depths up to 150 ft.
Fish Size Common Length:
Common between 8 and 16 inches long. Maximum size around 21 inches long and 5 pounds.