(Black rockfishes with weak head spines)
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Body color: Dark olive-gray dorsally becoming lighter gray on lower sides and white ventrally; clear splotches evident along the top of back; sides finely speckled w/ dark gray; fins dark olive w/ yellow.
|Maximum length: 24.5 in (61 cm)||Peritoneum color: light|
|Maximum depth: 80 fm (146 m)||Shape between eyes: convex|
|Common depth: 0-16 fm (0-30 m)||Counts:
D:XII-XIII,15-17, Ar:8-10, P1:17-19, GR:29-36,
LLp:50-57, LLs:?-?, V:26
Yellowtail RF - anal rays typically 8 (typically 9 in Olive RF); less prominent pale areas on back; pectoral rays often edged w/ pink (none in Olive RF); pectoral rays typically 18 (typically 17 in Olive RF).
Widow RF - anal-fin margin w/ strong posterior slant; fin membranes black; peritoneum dark; anal rays typically 8 (typically 9 in Olive RF); pectoral rays typically 18 (typically 17 in Olive RF); mouth small, maxilla to midorbit (well past midorbit in Olive RF).
Black RF - anal-fin margin rounded; body color black to blue-black, white ventrally; pectoral rays typically 19 (typically 17 in Olive RF); anal rays typically 8 (typically 9 in Olive RF).
Distribution: Oregon - Baja California