Lips in a Fiesty Fishy Shade of Pink

photo: N. Yochum/CCFRP

Bold black and gold stripes with flashy pink lips – treefish certainly aren’t shy about their appearance.  They even give rock greenling a run for their money.   These highly distinctive rockfish are sometime visitors to Monterey Bay, though are more frequently found in Southern California waters.  This Sebastes serriceps specimen completes its getup with a fetching blue spaghetti tag, courtesy of a tag-and-release survey of marine protected areas conducted by the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program.  If you catch a tagged fish, call the number on it – your report can help us understand how far fish move!

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