(Red rockfishes with weak head spines)
Pacific Ocean perch
Body color: Light red, including fins; dark olivaceous areas on back under soft dorsal fin and on caudal peduncle.
|Maximum length: 20 in (55 cm)||Peritoneum color: dark|
|Maximum depth: 451 fm (825 m)||Shape between eyes: convex to flat|
|Common depth: 55-192 fm (100-350 m)||Counts: D:XIII-XIV,13-17, Ar:6-9, P1:15-19, GR:30-39, LLp:44-55,
Yellowmouth RF - symphyseal knob weaker, rounded; yellow, red, and black blotches inside mouth; specimens <40 cm w/ discrete opercular blotch, diffuse dorsal blotches; 57-67 scales below lateral line (43-55 in POP).
Sharpchin RF - dorsal blotches large w/ at least one extending across lateral line; forked bar radiates from eye; head spines strong and count differs; anal spine 2 longer than 3; dorsal rays typically 14 (typically 15 in POP); anal rays typically 7 (typically 8 in POP); pectoral rays typically 17 (typically 18 in POP).
Redstripe RF - lateral line light, contrasted by dark mottling above and below; head spine count typically differs.
Northern RF - dorsal spines typically 14; dark bars radiate posteriorly from eye; pectoral fin w/ oblique pink slash on ventral portion; head spine count differs.
Chilipepper RF - dorsal blotches absent; lateral line red or pink; belly whitish; peritoneum light; head spine count differs.
Distribution: Bering Sea - Baja California