(Red/Black rockfishes with strong head spines)
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Body color: Light brown, flushed w/ red; about 4 dark blotches along base of dorsal fin; a brownish-red stripe below lateral line.
|Maximum length: 9 in (23 cm)||Peritoneum color: dark|
|Maximum depth: 150 fm (274 m)||Shape between eyes: flat|
|Common depth: 17-150 fm (30-274 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,13-15, Ar:5-7, P1:16-18, GR:37-43,
LLp:37-46, LLs:45-50, V:27-28
Puget Sound RF - body color differs, brownish-red stripe absent below lateral line; anal rays typically 7 (typically 6 in Pygmy RF).
Shortbelly RF - anus about midway between anal-fin origin and pelvic-fin base (immediately in front of anal fin in Pygmy RF); anal spine 2 shorter than 3; head spines weaker.
Sharpchin RF - dorsal blotches extend below lateral line; symphyseal knob sharp and prominent; strong dark stripes extend posterior to eye.
Pacific Ocean Perch - symphyseal knob sharp, elongate; head spines weak and count differs; anal spine 2 shorter than 3.
Distribution: Gulf of Alaska - Southern California