(Red rockfishes with strong head spines)
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Body color: Uniform creamy light-red or pink.
|Maximum length: 16 in (41 cm)||Peritoneum color: dark to light w/ spots|
|Maximum depth: 300 fm (768 m)||Shape between eyes: convex to concave|
|Common depth: 164-274 fm (300-500 m)||Counts: D:XIII,12-13, Ar:5-7, P1:17-19, GR:24-28,
Splitnose RF - head spine count differs; knobs bordering notch in upper jaw prominent; gill rakers 32-37 (24-28 in Aurora RF); lateral line pores 32-43 (27-31 in Aurora RF); spines on lower margin of operculum typically present (typically absent in Aurora RF).
Stripetail RF - head spine count differs; body yellow-pink w/ green; dorsal blotches present; no notch in upper jaw; spines on lower margin of operculum typically present (typically absent in Aurora RF).
Rougheye RF - 2-8 spines below eye; body red w/ black; gill rakers 29-35 (24-28 in Aurora RF).
Shortraker RF - anal spine 2 shorter than 3; notch in upper jaw absent.
Distribution: British Columbia - Southern California