(Red rockfishes with strong head spines)
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Body color: Pink to dark red, w/ dark blotches; posterior 2/3 of lateral line clear.
|Maximum length: 14.5 in (37 cm)||Peritoneum color: dark|
|Maximum depth: 305 fm (558 m)||Shape between eyes: flat to convex|
|Common depth: 55-192 fm (100-350 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,13-15, Ar: 6-7, P1:17-19, GR:36-41,
LLp:42-52, LLs:46-58, V:27
Sharpchin RF - lateral line pigmented, dorsal blotches cross w/out break; symphyseal knob prominent; dorsal and caudal fin membranes reddish.
Redstripe RF - lateral line clear for its entire length, olive mottling dorsally and ventrally; anal spine 2 equal to or shorter than 3; head spines weak.
Darkblotched RF - body w/ 4 or 5 distinct dark blotches crossing lateral line; body deep, depth > head length; head spine count differs; anal spine 2 shorter than 3.
Pacific Ocean Perch - body w/ small discrete dorsal blotches at base of fin; head spines weak and count differs; symphyseal knob prominent (moderate in Harlequin RF).
Distribution: Bering Sea - Washington