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Sebastes goodei

Summary
Sebastes goodei, the chilipepper rockfish and chilipepper, is a species of marine ray-finned fish belonging to the subfamily Sebastinae, the rockfishes, part of the family Scorpaenidae. This species lives mainly off the coast of western North America from Baja California to Vancouver. Taxonomy Sebastes goodei was first formally described in 1890 as Sebastodes goodei by the American ichthyologists Carl H. Eigenmann and Rosa Smith Eigenmann with the type locality given as Point Loma, California. Some authorities classify this species in the subgenus Sebastodes. The specific name honors George Brown Goode, director of the United States National Museum. Description The body of Sebastes goodei is slender and rather elongate. The head is elongate, pointed and with no spines; the lower jaw is projecting. The adult fish is generally pinkish-red becoming whitish below with pink fins. Juveniles are light olive on back. The middle of the chillipepper's side, the lateral line,
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