(Red rockfishes with weak head spines)
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Body color: Pinkish-red; fins pink; belly whitish; young w/ light olive on back.
|Maximum length: 22 in (56 cm)||Peritoneum color: light|
|Maximum depth: 232 fm (425 m)||Shape between eyes: convex|
|Common depth: 27-137 fm (50-250 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,13-14, Ar:8-9, P1:16-18, GR:34-39, LLp:50-57,
Shortbelly RF - anus far anterior to anal fin (1.1 to 1.5 orbit widths); pectoral rays 19-22 (16-18 in Chilipepper); head spine count differs.
Bocaccio - mouth larger, maxilla extends to back of eye or beyond, lower jaw massive, greatly projecting; head spine count differs.
Pacific Ocean Perch - dorsal blotches present; dark peritoneum; head spine count differs; spines present on lower edge of operculum (absent in Chilipepper).
Redstripe RF - lateral line clear, olivaceous mottling dorsal and ventral; peritoneum dark; head spine count differs; spines present on lower edge of operculum (absent in Chilipepper).
Distribution: British Columbia - Baja California