(Red rockfishes with strong head spines)
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Body color: Uniform dark red, including fins; dusky bars may be present on back, these prominent in young specimens; most fins w/ blackened tips.
|Maximum length: 24 in (61 cm)||Peritoneum color: black|
|Maximum depth: 420 fm (768 m)||Shape between eyes: flat to convex|
|Common depth: 137-328 fm (250-600 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,12-15, Ar:6-8, P1:17-20, GR:27-34,
LLp:28-34, LLs:32-34, V:26
Shortraker RF - body pink or orange-pink; mouth, branchiostegal membranes, and gill cavity red to red-black; peritoneum light w/ black spots; gillrakers 27-31 (typically 30-34 in Blackgill RF).
Rougheye RF - 2-10 spines below eye; mouth, branchiostegal membranes, and gill cavity red to red-black; peritoneum light.
Pacific Ocean Perch - head spines weak and differ in count; dark blotches discrete at dorsal base; symphyseal knob prominent.
Sharpchin RF - symphyseal knob prominent; discrete blotches w/ at least one crossing lateral line; head spines differ in count; anal spine 2 longer than 3.
Distribution: Washington - Baja California