(White-spotted red rockfishes
with strong head spines)

Greenspotted rockfish
(Sebastes chlorostictus)

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Body color:
Orange to yellow-pink w/ round, green spots and streaks on back and upper sides; 3 to 5 whitish blotches, bordered w/ light pink or orange, on back; fins yellow-pink.
Maximum length: 20.5 in (51 cm) Peritoneum color: gray to dark
Maximum depth: 110 fm (201 m) Shape between eyes: concave
Common depth: 27-110 fm (49-201 m) Counts: D:XII,11-15, Ar:5-7, P1:16-18, GR:31-36,
LLp:35-43, LLs:49-52, V:26-27

Similar species:

Rosethorn RF - body typically w/ faint green spots and streaks; pectoral rays typically 16 (17 in Greenspotted RF); gillrakers typically 28-31 (31-36 in Greenspotted RF).

Rosy RF - body red, mottled w/ purple, typically w/ purple band on nape, w/out green spots and streaks.

Pinkrose RF - body uniform pinkish-red,w/out green spots and streaks.

Swordspine RF - body w/out green spots or streaks; mottled w/ red or purple; symphyseal knob prominent (absent in Greenspotted RF); lower jaw projects beyond upper jaw (jaws equal in Greenspotted RF); gillrakers typically 35-40 (31-36 in Greenspotted RF).

Pink RF and Greenblotched RF - body w/ irregular greenish blotches and wavy lines on back (round spots in Greenspotted RF).

Freckled RF - prominent knobs on upper jaw (absent in Greenspotted RF).

Distribution: Washington - Baja California

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