This section includes bony fish and cartilaginous fish such as sharks, skates, and rays that live in a variety of habitats. The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary supports a large number of fish with diverse lifestyles and ecological roles: some live on the reef, some live in the open water, some visit the waters occasionally for feeding, and some live in or on the sand surrounding the reefs. The sanctuary provides critical habitat for many recreational and commercially important fish species, which play an important role in the ecosystem and our economy.

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