California Corbina


Fish caught off the southern California coast throughout the year, with the best catches from July through September. They are a member of the croaker family and a bottom fish.


Translations: Καλιφόρνια Corbina, Kalifornijos Corbina, كاليفورنيا Corbina, Kalifornia Corbin, Califórnia Corbina, Californie Corbina, カリフォルニアコービーナ, Kalifornija Corbina, Kalifornie Corbina, קליפורניה Corbina, Калифорния Корбина, 캘리포니아 Corbina, कैलिफोर्निया Corbina, Каліфорнія Корбина, 加州科比纳, Kalifornien Corbina, Калифорнија Цорбина, Californien Corbina, Kalifornia Corbina, California Corbin, Калифорния Corbina

Physical Description

The California Corbina is characterized by its elongated, slightly compressed body that is gray with incandescent reflections. The California Corbina has a long head, a small mouth with an identifying single barbell, a characteristic wavy diagonal line on its sides, and large scales.
It has only one, weak anal spine, and its pectoral fins are black. The other fins vary in color from pale to dark. The caudal fin is S-shaped. The California Corbina might be confused with a series of other croakers, including the Highfin King Croaker, the King Croaker, the Paita King Croaker, and the Panama King Croaker, all of which are of the Genus Menticirrhus and found in Mexican waters, and the Yellowfin Croaker.

Colors: Gray

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Mild
Mouthfeel: Delicate, Soft
Food complements: Citrus, Fresh herbs
Wine complements: White wines
Beverage complements: Beer, Red wine
Substitutes: Pacific rockfish, Red snapper

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Peak: july, august, september
Procuring: California corbina are caught throughout the year along southern California's sandy beaches, although fishing is at its best from July through September.



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