(Black rockfishes with strong head spines)
Body color: Blue-black mottled w/ yellow; a broad, irregular yellow stripe present, whitish or bluish-white spotting on body; fins dark. (Also see above underwater photo.)
|Maximum length: 17 in (43 cm)||Peritoneum color: light|
|Maximum depth: 70 fm (128 m)||Shape between eyes: concave|
|Common depth: 10-50 fm (18-92 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,12-14, Ar:6-8, P1:17-19, GR:26-31,
LLp:37-48, LLs:43-48, V:2
Black-and-Yellow RF - body w/ irregular yellow blotches on back; anal rays typically 6 (typically 7 in China RF).
Quillback RF - body brown w/ yellow mottling; dorsal-fin margins deeply incised.
Brown RF - body brown w/ dark brown mottling; head spine count typically differs.
Distribution: Gulf of Alaska - Southern California