(Jordan & Gilbert 1883); SCORPAENIDAE (SEBASTIDAE) FAMILY; also called red snapper, rasphead rockfish, turkey-red rockfish
Occurs in the eastern Pacific from the Gulf of Alaska to northern Baja California, Mexico where it inhabits rocky reefs and boulder fields in 60 to 1800 feet (46 –550 m) where they seek shelter in caves and crevices.
Although the yelloweye rockfish is know to many anglers as “red snapper” it is not related. It is one of the many red species of rockfishes in the eastern Pacific. Similar species include the canary and vermilion rockfishes but both have red eyes and...Read More