(Black rockfishes with weak head spines)

Squarespot rockfish
(Sebastes hopkinsi)

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Body color:
Dusty-tan w/ several angular, dark-brown blotches on or just above lateral line.
Maximum length: 11 in (29 cm) Peritoneum color: dark
Maximum depth: 100 fm (183 m) Shape between eyes: convex
Common depth: 10-100 fm (18-183 m) Counts: D:XII-XIV,14-17, Ar:6-7, P1:16-18, GR:35-43,
LLp:49-58, LLs:57-67, V:27

Similar species:

Pygmy RF - body w/ squarish blotches at dorsal-fin base only; head spines strong and differ in count.

Distribution: Oregon - Baja California

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