(Red rockfishes with weak head spines)
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Body color: Light red, mottled w/ olive dorsally and flushed w/ yellow on lower sides; lateral line in a clear, light-red zone, bordered by dark olivaceous mottling; lips blackened.
|Maximum length: 20 in (51 cm)||Peritoneum color: dark|
|Maximum depth: 230 fm (425 m)||Shape between eyes: convex|
|Common depth: 55-165 fm (100-300 m)||Counts: D:XIII,13-15, Ar:6-7, P1:16-18, GR:36-43,
Yellowmouth RF - symphyseal knob weaker, rounded; yellow and black blotches inside pinkish mouth; opercular blotch discrete; dorsal blotches diffuse.
Northern RF - dorsal spines typically 14 (13 in Redstripe RF); dark bars radiate posteriorly from eye; pink slash on ventral portion of pectoral fin; head spine count differs.
Sharpchin RF - dorsal blotches large w/ at least one extending across lateral line; forked bar radiates posteriorly from eye; head spines strong and count differs;anal spine 2 longer 3.
Pacific Ocean Perch - lateral line not bordered by mottling; head spine count typically differs.
Chilipepper - dorsal blotches absent; lateral line not bordered by mottling; peritoneum light; head spine count differs; belly whitish.
Distribution: Bering Sea - Baja California