(Red rockfishes with weak head spines)

(Sebastes paucispinis)

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Body color:
Olive-brown dorsally becoming pink to red ventrally; specimens less than 10 inches (25 cm) w/ small brown spots on sides.
Maximum length: 36 in (91 cm) Peritoneum color: light
Maximum depth: 260 fm (475 m) Shape between eyes: convex
Common depth: 27-137 fm (50-250 m) Counts: D:XII-XV,13-15, Ar:8-10, P1:14-16, GR:27-32, LLp:51-70,

Similar species:

Silvergray RF - body dark gray dorsally, light ventrally; gill rakers 33-36 (28-31 in Bocaccio); dorsal rays typically 15-17 (13-15 in Bocaccio); scales below lateral line 58-70 (72-90 in Bocaccio).

Shortbelly RF - anus midway between pelvic-fin base and anal-fin origin; maxilla extends to midorbit; head spine count differs; maximum length 32 cm.

Chilipepper RF - maxilla extends to midorbit, symphyseal knob present; body red w/ whitish belly; head spine count differs.

Distribution: Gulf of Alaska - Baja California

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