Longspine thornyhead rockfish
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Longspine thornyhead rockfish

September 13, 2005
Longspine thornyhead rockfish generally prefer sediment covered seafloor, however on several dives at Astoria Canyon we have found large numbers perched on a variety of rocky substrates. This species, and its close relative the shortspine thornyhead, are both important commercial groundfish. The individual pictured here is approximately 20 cm in length.

Lewis and Clark Legacy: June 26-July 13, 2001

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