(White-spotted red rockfishes
with strong head spines)

Honeycomb rockfish
(Sebastes umbrosus)

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Body color:
Light orange, overlaid w/ fine, blackish dots around margins of scales, giving body a honeycomb appearance; 3 to 5 clear whitish blotches on back; fins orange.
Maximum length: 18 in (45 cm) Peritoneum color: dark
Maximum depth: 65 fm (119 m) Shape between eyes: concave
Common depth: 16-65 fm (30-119 m) Counts: D:XIII-XIV,11-13, Ar:5-7, P1:15-18, GR:31-38,
LLp:33-44, LLs:?-?, V:26

Similar species:

Other White-Spotted Red species lack blackish scale margins.

Distribution: Central California - Baja California

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