Croaker. They're all somewhat related. Nice fish, used to enjoy my surf fishing back in the day I lived in SoCal as wee little lad. I lived 2 blocks from Cabrillo beach in San Pedro. We had the worlds longest fishing pier at our disposal, the breakwall. Bonito, cuda, perch, croaker etc. Favorite memories of that place was pitching sand crabs on a crappie rig into the surf. We'd bring bucket full of perch home. Good clean fun for a 12 year old and his older brother.