(White-spotted red rockfishes
with strong head spines)

Starry rockfish
(Sebastes constellatus)

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Body color:
Orange-red shading into yellowish on lower sides; body profusely covered w/ small, white to pinkish spots; 3 to 5 clear, whitish blotches on back; larger specimens may become dusky on back.
Maximum length: 18 in (45 cm) Peritoneum color: light
Maximum depth: 150 fm (274 m) Shape between eyes: concave
Common depth: 13-150 fm (24-274 m) Counts: D:XIII-XIV,12-14, Ar:5-7, P1:16-18, GR:25-30,
LLp:37-47, LLs:?-?, V:25-26

Similar species:

Other White-Spotted Red species lack scattered white spots.

Distribution: Northern California - Baja California

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