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Looks Like A Grass Rockfish

Posted by songslinger (Posts: 5755)
on May-20-08 9:51am
(In reply to: Fish ID - brown rockfish posted by gordo grande on May-20-08 9:37am)

Dorsal spines and soft rays are more uniform--a brown rockfish's spines are much taller than the soft rays. Anal fins and spines also suggest a grassie. Though it's hard to see in the picture, there looks to be no conspicuous dark spot on the gill cover, another characteristic of the brown rockfish. Dr Love would know, though.

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Current thread:
Fish ID - brown rockfish   gordo grande - May-20-08 9:37am
Looks Like A Grass Rockfish   songslinger - May-20-08 9:51am
Agreed, looks like a grassie   Clayman - May-20-08 12:30pm
did you keep it?   friscostriper - May-20-08 12:42pm
Looks like a grassie, but   eelmaster - May-20-08 2:25pm
grassie or kelp   Sin_Coast - May-20-08 2:56pm
Re: Fish ID - brown rockfish   playinhookey - May-20-08 4:05pm
thanks, guys   gordo grande - May-20-08 11:47pm
Re: Fish ID - brown rockfish   slo roller - May-21-08 8:25pm
Re: Fish ID - brown rockfish   rockfishboy - May-22-08 10:46am
No better confirmation than that right there!   eelmaster - May-22-08 11:11am
Agreed!   Ken Jones - May-22-08 6:28pm
Grass Rockfish   minnowmagnet - May-24-08 10:00am


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