(Red rockfishes with strong head spines)
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Body color: Light red w/ several vague, dark brown blotches on back w/ at least one blotch extending below lateral line.
|Maximum length: 15 in (39 cm)||Peritoneum color: dark|
|Maximum depth: 220 fm (402 m)||Shape between eyes: convex to concave|
|Common depth: 82-165 fm (150-300 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,13-15, Ar:7-8, P1:16-18, GR:31-41,
Harlequin RF - symphyseal knob moderate; dorsal fin black; posterior 2/3 of lateral line clear.
Darkblotched RF - symphyseal knob weak; head spine count differs; anal spine 2 shorter than 3.
Halfbanded RF - body dusky pink w/ 2 prominent blotches over lateral line; head spines weak; symphyseal knob weak.
Pacific Ocean Perch - head spines weak and typically differ in count; dorsal blotches do not extend below lateral line; blotch on operculum; operculum edge w/ spines.
Yellowmouth RF - symphyseal knob weaker; yellow blotches inside mouth; dorsal blotches diffuse, do not extend below lateral line; operculum edge w/ spines; blotch on operculum.
Distribution: Aleutian Islands - Southern California