Quillback Rockfish
(Sebastes maliger)

image of a Quillback Rockfish

Image ID: 97-01

Other shots:  image of a Quillback Rockfish
Comments : Quillback are relatively common rockfish in northwest waters. Quillback are easily distinguished by their deeply notched dorsal fin and coloration pattern. When threatened, a Quillback will often raise it's dorsal spines and lean in your direction.
Common name : Quillback Rockfish
Scientific Name : Sebastes maliger
Location Found : Hussar Point, Northern Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Actual Size : 8 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX 35mm lens
Natural History :