(Red rockfishes with strong head spines)
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Body color: Whitish pink when first brought to surface, changing to golden crimson upon death and exposure to air; vague dusky streaks on back from above rear margins of orbit posteriorly to about insertion of second dorsal.
|Maximum length: 17 in (43 cm)||Peritoneum color: dark|
|Maximum depth: 150 fm (274 m)||Shape between eyes: concave|
|Common depth: 95-150 fm (171-274 m)||Counts:
D:XIII-IV,12-13, Ar:5-6, P1:18-19, GR:36-40,
LLp:29-33, LLs:?, V:26-27
Aurora RF - spines absent below eye; gillrakers 24-28 (36-40 in Chameleon RF).
Splitnose RF - spines absent below eye; head spine count differs; gillrakers 32-37 (36-40 in Chameleon RF).
Rougheye RF - peritoneum light; area between eyes flat or convex; gillrakers 29-35 (36-40 in Chameleon RF).
Distribution: Northern California - Southern California