(Red rockfishes with weak head spines)
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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
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