(Red rockfishes with weak head spines)

Shortbelly rockfish
(Sebastes jordani)

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Body color:
Olive-pink dorsally, becoming silver-pink on sides; fins same color as adjacent body parts to reddish.
Maximum length: 13 in (32 cm) Peritoneum color: dark
Maximum depth: 192 fm (350 m) Shape between eyes: convex
Common depth: 27-137 fm (50-250 m) Counts: D:XIII,13-16, Ar:8-11, P1:19-22, GR:40-47,
LLp:52-64, LLs:65, V:26

Similar species:

Note: The Shortbelly RF is the only species with the anus midway between pelvic and anal fins.

Chilipepper RF - anus < 1.0 orbit width from anal-fin origin; lateral line red; pectoral rays 16-18 (19-22 in Shortbelly RF); head spine count differs.

Bocaccio - anus < 1.0 orbital width from anal-fin origin; lower jaw massive and strongly projecting; head spine count differs.

Distribution: British Columbia - Baja California

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