(Red rockfishes with strong head spines)

(Sebastes levis)

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Body color:
Pink, including fins; 4-5 narrow, somewhat irregular bars.
Maximum length: 35 in (94 cm) Peritoneum color: light
Maximum depth: 200 fm (366 m) Shape between eyes: convex to flat
Common depth: 83-134 fm (152-244 m) Counts: D:XIII,12-13, Ar:6-7, P1:17-18, GR:29-33,
LLp:45-53, LLs:72-74, V:26

Similar species:

Bocaccio and Chilipepper RF - body w/out bars; narrow suborbital width; dorsal-fin membranes not deeply incised; head spines weak and differ in count; body slender.

Distribution: Oregon - Baja California

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