(White-spotted red rockfishes
with strong head spines)

Greenblotched rockfish
(Sebastes rosenblatti)

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Body color:
Faded pink w/ vague green streaks and small blotches on back; 3 to 5 whitish blotches on back; fins yellow-pink.
Maximum length: 22 in (56 cm) Peritoneum color: dark or light
Maximum depth: 217 fm (396 m) Shape between eyes: concave
Common depth: 33-217 fm (61-396 m) Counts: D:XIII-XIV,11-13, Ar:5-6, P1:16-18, GR:28-34,
LLp:34-42, LLs:43-54, V:26

Similar species:

Pink RF - pectoral rays typically 18 (typically 17 in Greenblotched RF); gillrakers typically 26-30 (30-34 in Greenblotched RF); spines on lower edge of operculum typically 1-2 (absent in Greenblotched RF); upper gillrakers rudimentary (not rudimentary in Greenblotched RF).

Greenspotted RF - body w/ round green spots; scales on lower jaw few or absent (lower jaw scaled in Greenblotched RF).

Rosethorn RF - pectoral rays typically 16 (17 in Greenblotched RF).

Freckled RF - prominent knobs bordering notch in upper jaw (absent in Greenblotched RF); back w/ dense freckling; gillrakers 34-39 (30-34 in Greenblotched RF).

Rosy RF - body red mottled w/ purple, w/out green spots and streaks; scales on lower jaw few or absent (scaled in Greenblotched RF).

Pinkrose RF - body uniform red; scales on lower jaw few or absent (scaled in Greenblotched RF).

Distribution: Central California - Baja California

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