Corbina can be taken throughout the year, but shing is highest in summer and early fall.
Most Corbina are caught along sandy surf-swept beaches, but they are also taken from piers and jetties.
It is usually found in small groups, but larger fish are more solitary.
It feeds on sand crabs, other small crustaceans, and worms. This species is highly targeted in commercial and sport fisheries.
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However, annual catch estimates were much lower in the 1990s than during the 1980s even though catches-per-unit effort were similar (Valle and Oliphant 2001).
In addition, this species is often caught as by-catch by intensive shrimp trawling throughout its range.
The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. History and status of introduced fishes in California, 1871--1996. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. Manuscript for Fish Bulletin of the California Department of Fish and Game 178. Guía FAO para la identificatión de especies para los fines de la pesca. Fish Bulletin of the California Department of Fish and Game 157:1--235. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Menticirrhus undulatus are found here. A field guide to Pacific Coast fishes of North America. More information on its distribution, biology and population status is needed to determine the impact of fishing activities on the population. This species is endemic to the Eastern Pacific, and is found from southern California to Baja California and in the entire Gulf of California.However, this species' distribution in the Gulf of California is not well-known as there have been possible misidentifications of this species with cogeneric specimens.) to those obtained during a similar study from 1953 through 1956.