Tiger Rockfish
(Sebastes nigrocinctus)

image of a Tiger Rockfish

Image ID: 249-01

Other shots:  image of a Tiger Rockfish
Comments : One of my favorite rockfish to find is the colorful Tiger Rockfish. These fish are very territorial and appear to be relatively solitary fish. I often see them chasing other fish away from their "lair", which is usually a rock outcropping or cave that they can completely hide in.
Common name : Tiger Rockfish
Scientific Name : Sebastes nigrocinctus
Location Found : Tiger Ridge, Strait of Juan de Fuca
Actual Size : 18 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX 35mm lens ISO 100 film
Natural History :