(White-spotted red rockfishes
with strong head spines)

Southern rockfish
(Sebastes notius)

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Body color:
Yellow to orange w/ red vermiculations on back; fin membranes golden w/ traces of blue in pectoral and soft dorsal fin.
Maximum length: 8 in (22 cm) Peritoneum color: gray w/ spots
Maximum depth: 136 fm (250 m) Shape between eyes: concave
Common depth: 82-136 fm (150-250 m) Counts: D:XIII,12-13, Ar:6, P1:18, GR:29-34, LLp:33-40,
LLs:?-?, V:26

Similar species:

Swordspine RF - body w/out red vermiculations on back; pectoral and soft dorsal membranes dusky; pectoral rays typically 17 (typically 18 in Southern RF); anal spine 2 reaches tips of anal rays (does not reach tips in Southern RF).

Distribution: Baja California

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