(Red/Black rockfishes with weak head spines)
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Body color: Dusky light red to gray, southern specimens w/ black spots on back and dorsal fin; membranes of soft dorsal, anal, and pectoral fins blackish. "Red-widow (see below) more reddish w/out conspicuous black spots on body.
|Maximum length: 20 in (51 cm)||Peritoneum color: dark|
|Maximum depth: 135 fm (247 m)||Shape between eyes: convex|
|Common depth: 17-135 fm (31-247 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,13-16, Ar:8-9, P1:17-19, GR:32-37,
LLp:49-56, LLs:89-90, V:27-28
Speckled RF - body w/out red; lateral line not in clear zone; gillrakers typically 31-33 (typically 34-35 in Bank RF).
Squarespot RF - body w/ squarish blotches along lateral line w/out red; pectoral rays typically 17 (typically 18-19 in Bank RF).
Widow RF - body w/out red; lateral line not in clear zone.
Yellowtail RF - body w/out red; fins washed w/ yellow; anal, pelvic, pectoral fin membranes dusky; anal-fin margin perpendicular; head spine count differs.
Note: "Red-widow" from central California may represent an undescribed species.
Distribution: Washington - Baja California