Aurora rockfish (Sebastes Aurora) are a common species found offshore over the deep slope habitat of the continental slope at a depth between 410 to 1640 feet. They grow to a maximum length of 16 inches and are caught occasionally by recreational anglers.  Their color varies from rosy red to pink along the dorsal surface fading to a silvery pink on the sides and ventral surface along the bottom.  They display a long second anal fin spine and have small lobes projecting from anterior part of upper jaw.

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