(Red/Black rockfishes with strong head spines)

Calico rockfish
(Sebastes dalli)

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Body color:
Light yellow-green w/ oblique brown bars, splotches and spots on body; brown streaks and spots on caudal fin.
Maximum length: 10 in (25 cm) Peritoneum color: light
Maximum depth: 140 fm (256 m) Shape between eyes: concave
Common depth: 10-140 fm (256 m) Counts: D:XII-XIV,12-14, Ar:6-7, P1:16-17, GR:30-36,
LLp:37-51, LLs:?-?, V:26-27

Similar species:

Gopher RF - body brown to olive, w/ flesh colored pale areas; gill rakers 26-30 (30-36 in Calico RF).

Copper RF - body brown to olive or reddish-brown often w/ pale stripe posteriorly; gillrakers 26-32 (31-36 in Calico RF).

Distribution: Northern California - Baja California

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