At most speeds, surfperches swim by beating their pectoral fins, not their tail as many other fishes do. For more information about pectoral fin swimming in surfperches, see the species pages for Cymatogaster aggregata and Embiotoca lateralis under Morphology.
A well-supported hypothesis describing the evolutionary relationships between surfperch species has been proposed by Bernardi and Bucciarelli (1999).
- Bernardi, G. and Bucciarelli, G. 1999. Molecular phylogeny and speciation of the surfperches (Embiotocidae, Perciformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 13(1): 77-81.
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