Quillback Rockfish

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Quillback Rockfish

The quillback rockfish (Sebastes maliger) live in salt water especially in bays and waterways of the Pacific coast. This rockfish can be found on rocks or hiding in rock gaps about 150 feet under the sea.

They are famous for sharp quills on the dorsal fin and spotted orange-brown coloring. These fish can grow up to 0.9-3 kg in weight and 61 cm in length. Their favorite foods are amphipods, copepods, crabs, herring and pelagic crustaceans.

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