(Red rockfishes with weak head spines)
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Body color: Dusky-pink above and silvery-pink on sides; two conspicuous dark-red blotches on posterior half of body; brown on back; brown streaks on membranes of caudal fin; fins light pink, back washed w/ light yellow-green.
|Maximum length: 10 in (25 cm)||Peritoneum color: dark|
|Maximum depth: 220 fm (402 m)||Shape between eyes: flat|
|Common depth: 32-220 fm (58-402 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,12-14, Ar:6-8, P1:16-18, GR:36-42,
LLp:40-50, LLs:?, V:26
Stripetail RF - head spines strong; large dark blotches absent; eye large, 2.7-3.2 in head length (3.2-3.4 in Halfbanded RF).
Darkblotched RF - head spines stronger and count differs; body reddish w/ 5 discrete blotches crossing lateral line; body deep; anal spine 2 shorter than 3.
Sharpchin RF - dorsal blotches vague; symphyseal knob prominent (small to moderate in Halfbanded RF); head spines strong.
Distribution: Oregon - Baja California