(Black rockfishes with strong head spines)
Body color: Gray to brown mottled w/ yellow on anterior portion of body, and w/ orange-brown spotting on lower, anterior of body; fins dark, except anterior portion of spinous dorsal fin, which is splashed w/ yellow.
(Also see above underwater photo.)
|Maximum length: 24 in (61 cm)||Peritoneum color: light|
|Maximum depth: 150 fm (274 m)||Shape between eyes: convex to concave|
|Common depth: 5-80 fm (9-147 m)||Counts:
D:XIII,12-14, Ar:6-7, P1:16-18, GR:29-33,
LLp:34-48, LLs:39-45, V:26
Brown RF - body brown w/ dark mottling; dorsal-fin membranes not deeply incised; head spine count typically differs.
Copper RF - posterior two-thirds of lateral line clear; dorsal-fin membranes not deeply incised; anal rays typically 6 (typically 7 in Quillback RF).
China RF - body black w/ yellow stripe along lateral line and across nape; dorsal-fin margin not deeply incised.
Distribution: Gulf of Alaska - Southern California