(White-spotted red rockfishes
with strong head spines)

Bronzespotted rockfish
(Sebastes gilli)

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Body color:
Red, w/ light dusky on back; bronze-colored spots on upper sides and back, including base of dorsal fin; light orange areas under anterior and posterior of soft dorsal fin; lateral line in a narrow, pink zone.
Maximum length: 28.5 in (71 cm) Peritoneum color: light
Maximum depth: 205 fm (375 m) Shape between eyes: concave
Common depth: 40-205 fm (75-375 m) Counts: Dr:XIII,13-15, Ar:6-8, P1:18-20, GR:26-30,
LLp:40-46, LLs:?-?, V:26

Similar species:

Other White-Spotted Red species lack bronze spots above lateral line.

Distribution: Central California - Baja California

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