(Red rockfishes with strong head spines)
Another shortraker rockfish
Body color: Pink to orange-pink; fins reddish, typically edged w/ black; dusky red bars may be present on back, these prominent in young specimens.
|Maximum length: 43 in (108 cm)||Peritoneum color: light w/ black dots|
|Maximum depth: 478 fm (875 m)||Shape between eyes: convex to flat|
|Common depth: 55-328 fm (100-600 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,12-15, Ar:6-8, P1:17-20, GR:27-31,
LLp:28-32, LLs:36-46, V:27-28
Blackgill RF - body red w/ black mouth, upper branchiostegal membranes, and gill cavity; peritoneum black; gillrakers typically 30-34 (27-31 in Shortraker RF).
Rougheye RF - 2-10 spines below eye; body typically red w/ black mottling; gill rakers on first arch longer in individuals > 40 cm.
Pacific Ocean Perch - head spines weak and differ in count; prominent symphyseal knob; discrete dorsal blotches at base of dorsal fin; body shape slender.
Sharpchin RF - symphyseal knob prominent; discrete blotches w/ at least one crossing lateral line; head spines differ in count; anal spine 2 longer than 3.
Redbanded RF - body w/ five bands crossing lateral line; head spine count differs; anal spine 2 longer than 3; peritoneum dark.
Distribution: Bering Sea - Southern California