(Red rockfishes with strong head spines)

Broadbanded thornyhead
(Sebastolobus macrochir)

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Body color:
Bright red-orange to pink; membranes between posterior-most dorsal spines black. 
Maximum length: 14 in (35 cm) Peritoneum color: light
Maximum depth: 437 fm (800 m) Shape between eyes: concave
Common depth: 82-273 fm (150-500 m) Counts: D:XIV-XVI,8-10, Ar:5, P1:21-23, GR:18-21,
LLp:30-34, LLs:35-38, V:27-30

Similar species:

Shortspine Thornyhead - pectoral fin deeply notched, lower rays not highly branched; body less deep.

Longspine Thornyhead - lower pectoral rays not highly branched; body less deep.

Aleutian Scorpionfish (genus Adelosebastes) - cheek spines 1-2, weak; lower pectoral rays fingerlike; head spines very large; body deep.

Other Rockfishes (genus Sebastes) - cheek spines absent; pectoral fin rounded, lacking notch; dorsal spines 12-15 (14-16 in Broadbanded thornyhead).

Distribution: Aleutian Islands

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