Odfw photograph and description Body with bright orange and gray blotches. Narrow, light gray zone along side. Tail indented with two distinct tips. Fins bright orange. To 30 inches.

Canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) or orange rockfish as they are often called are the third most numerous rockfish species caught by recreational anglers along the Oregon Coast. Adult canary rockfish occur in the greatest numbers over the offshore banks in deep water from a depth of 300 to 650 feet over the rocky structure associated with pinnacles, sharp drop-offs and hard bottoms. 

  The color of Canary rockfish varies from bright yellow to orange mottled on a gray background gives the body appearance of orange color with a gray lateral line.  The fins are bright orange and there are 3 orange stripes across the head.  The anal fin has a strong anterior slant and the pelvic fish are sharply pointed often extending to the vent. 

  Anglers often identify vermilion rockfish as canary rockfish.  Vermilion rockfish are dark red with red fins.  The underside of lower jaw of vermilion rockfish is rough with exposed scales, while the underside of the lower jaw of the canary rockfish is smooth.  Vermilion rockfish have 35-43 gillrakers while canary rockfish have 41-45. 

  Canary rockfish mature when they reach 14 inches in length growing to a length of 20 inches in a period of 10 years.  After 10 years the females grow faster than the males attaining a maximum length of 30 inches but the males live longer, up to 75 years of age.  Juvenile canary rockfish are found higher in the water column than the larger mature fish migrating toward the bottom after maturation.  Adult canary rockfish feed on forage fish.

Canary rockfish:

Date.......Depth.From.........................T0.........................................................Date.....Depth...From.........................To..............................

06/30/98  377   4203.69   12430.48   4205.37   12430.59*

07/26/83  377   4206.0     12430.1     4204.6     12431.1*

07/25/83  426   4210.9     12430.9     4212.4     12431.1*

07/26/83  521   4212.0     12433.9     4210.6     12433.9*

06/30/98  426   4214.18   12431.34   4215.73   12431.71*

06/30/98  328   4214.18   12428.44   4215.64   12429.03*

07/26/83  240   4218.2     12428.4     4219.7     124 29.1*

07/25/83  232   4223.4     12431.5     4224.7     12432.0**

07/25/83  449   4223.5     12441.7     4222.5     12440.3*

07/26/83  318   4230.8     12437.8     4232.0     12437.2

07/02/98  354   4233.47   12437.07   4234.92   12436.74*

07/27/83  810   4233.9     12443.6     4235.4     12443.3*

07/02/98  469   4234.05   12441.21   4235.54   12440.97*

07/27/83  442   4235.5     12440.4     4233.9     12440.5*

07/14/95  360   4234.69   12523.52   4233.11   12523.24*

07/14/95  229   4236.55   12529.75   4235.00   12530.00*

07/27/83  298   4239.4     12433.2     4240.8     12433.3*

07/27/83  810   4239.9     12443.6     4235.4     12443.3*

07/02/98  357   4241.97   12436.75   4243.07   12438.10

08/02/86  419   4246.7     12441.1     4246.4     12441.1*

07/28/83  396   4252.6     12442.5     4251.1     12442.4*

07/27/83  426   4253.5     12442.6     4255.0     12442.4**

07/02/98  449   4253.69   12443.32   4255.31   12443.35*

08/05/86  498   4254.3     12444.3     4255.4     12455.4*

07/19/95  627   4354.46   12516.85   4354.46   12514.75*

07/02/98  314   4256.41   12439.09   4254.93   12439.86*

07/29/83  282   4256.9     12436.6     4255.4     12438.1*

07/28/83  341   4258.7     12437.3     4300.0     12436.4*

07/28/83  456   4300.8     12440.9     4259.2     12440.8*

07/16/95  344   4302.37   12525.15   4303.67   12525.44**

07/29/83  360   4303.0     12435.9     4301.4     12436.0*

07/29/83  515   4303.2     12441.6     4304.4     12441.9**

07/03/98  216   4303.49   12430.84   4305.05   12430.52*

07/28/83  229   4304.0     12430.9     4305.5     12430.6**

07/29/83  639   4304.2     12451.1     4305.4     12450.3

07/02/98  682   4304.26   12447.00   4305.07   12448.62*

07/28/83  413   4306.4     12436.6     4304.9     12436.8*

08/07/86  508   4308.1     12438.9     4309.6     12438.5*

08/07/86  419   4311.2     12438.6     4312.0     12437.7***

08/01/83  606   4313.8     12441.6     4315.3     12441.4*

08/07/86  318   4315.1     12434.6     4316.2     12433.7

08/01/83  580   4317.3     12440.3     4315.7     12441.2*

08/01/83  725   4319.6     12441.5     4321.0     12440.5*

08/06/86  354   4322.3     12430.9     4320.8     12431.1**

07/04/98  616   4322.31   12443.93   4323.87   12443.63*

08/06/86  390   4322.7     12432.5     4321.2     12421.2*

08/01/83  439   4324.5     12433.5     4325.9     12433.4

07/31/83  376   4324.9     12431.0     4325.8     12429.8*

08/08/86  324   4326.5     12425.1     4328.1     12425.0*

08/02/83  472   4328.5     12433.1     4329.7     12431.9

08/08/86  413   4329.5     12429.9     4330.4     12428.5*

08/02/83  485   4330.3     12431.7     4331.6     12430.8**

07/18/95  334   4333.19   12539.60   4334.61   12540.73*

08/02/83  475   4336.9     12428.6     4335.5     12429.1*

08/02/83  672   4333.9     12434.2     4335.4     12434.1*

08/02/83  442   4334.3     12428.4     4332.4     12428.2*

08/02/83  383   4335.6     12423.2     4337.0     12422.9*

08/08/86  580   4335.9     12431.9     4337.4     12431.8*

08/08/86  360   4338.2     12422.0     4339.7     12421.8*

08/08/86  442   4339.5     12428.1     4340.8     12428.0*

08/03/83  570   4341.5     12431.6     4343.0     12431.7*

08/03/83  738   4341.7     12434.6     4343.1     12434.9*

07/18/95  547   4342.69   12528.56   4344.34   12528.97*

07/18/95  347   4343.89   12540.41   4345.35   12541.30*

08/03/83  551   4346.5     12432.0     4345.0     12431.9*

08/09/86  449   4346.6     12430.2     4348.0     12430.2**

08/03/83  551   4347.3     12431.9     4348.7     12432.0*

08/04/83  354   4348.8     12421.1     4349.8     12419.9*

08/04/83  426   4350.4     12429.3     4351.7     12428.9*

08/08/86  442   4351.7     12429.3     4352.9     12429.1

08/04/83  636   4351.7     12434.2     4350.0     12434.1*

07/06/98  620   4353.10   12434.58   4354.67   12435.12*

08/09/83  541   4353.5     12433.0     4355.0     12433.3*

07/19/95  429   4353.78   12530.44   4355.50   12530.39*

08/09/83  689   4354.1     12436.7     4355.2     12438.1*

08/09/86  383   4354.2     12425.9     4355.0     12426.0*

08/09/83  557   4355.1     12448.4     4356.0     12450.0

08/09/83  613   4355.4     12442.8     4355.2     12444.8

08/09/86  449   4355.5     12430.5     4357.0     12430.3*

07/06/98  456   4356.13   12431.72   4354.53   12432.08*

08/09/86  492   4356.3     12449.5     4356.2     12451.7**

08/10/83  478   4356.4     12432.6     4357.9     12432.9**

08/09/83  367   4356.7     12420.2     4357.9     12421.4*

08/10/86  367   4358.1     12451.6     4358.7     12450.1**

08/10/83  455   4358.4     12441.5     4357.0     12441.2

08/10/83  377   4358.8     12430.7     4400.2     12430.8*

08/10/86  426   4359.5     12446.7     4400.5     12445.5

08/10/83  403   4359.7     12445.6     4401.3     12446.0*

08/10/83  751   4401.2     12456.2     4402.6     12455.9*

08/10/86  275   4402.0     12417.7     4403.6     12417.6*

08/10/86  393   4402.4     12445.4     4401.2     12446.4*

07/20/95  380   4402.96   12514.55   4404.43   12514.09*

07/07/98  272   4403.77   12417.82   4405.29   12418.51*

08/10/86  377   4404.6     12444.0     4404.2     12445.0*

08/10/86  479   4405.9     12454.4     4404.3     12454.8***

08/12/83  324   4406.6     12448.5     4407.8     12447.3**

08/10/86  334   4406.7     12448.3     4405.5     12450.0***

08/17/83  528   4407.0     12454.6     4408.6     12454.6***

08/17/83  679   4408.6     12456.7     4407.2     12456.4*

08/10/86  397   4409.3     12439.4     4407.8     12440.2*

08/17/83  744   4413.3     12456.6     4414.7     12455.9*

08/13/83  311   4414.1     12432.2     4415.5     12432.2*

07/08/98  551   4417.13   12451.41   4416.19   12453.18*

08/19/83  541   4418.2     12449.2     4419.7     12449.0**

08/11/86  485   4419.7     12446.6     4421.1     12445.9*

08/11/86  298   4421.1     12431.0     4422.6     12430.0

07/09/98  262   4422.67   12424.10   4424.04   12425.10*

07/22/95  433   4422.95   12516.21   4424.19   12517.32***

08/15/83  282   4423.6     12430.0     4424.9     12430.4***

08/17/83  439   4423.6     12443.1     4424.6     12441.5*

07/21/95  518   4423.74   12514.62   4425.17   12515.53*

07/08/98  367   4424.55   12437.72   4425.24   12435.78*

08/17/83  390   4424.7     12438.5     4423.1     12438.3**

07/08/98  364   4425.29   12435.98   4424.35   12437.95*

08/12/83  246   4427.7     12416.8     4429.2     12416.7

08/16/83  541   4428.9     12438.1     4430.2     12436.9**

08/16/83  1200 4429.1     12451.4     4430.4     12452.6*

08/12/86  262   4429.4     12417.4     4428.1     12417.9*

08/12/86  688   4429.4     12443.9     4428.2     12444.6* 

08/12/86  577   4432.4     12436.1     4433.6     12435.9*

07/09/98  538   4432.56   12435.86   4434.17   12435.75*

08/15/83  180   4433.2     12412.1     4434.7     12411.7***

08/15/83  246   4433.5     12415.9     4434.9     12416.3*

08/12/86  223   4436.6     12414.1     4435.0     12414.5*

08/12/86  479   4437.3     12433.0     4439.5     12434.0*

08/13/86  252   4438.0     12415.6     4439.4     12416.0*

08/19/83  534   4439.6     12433.5     4438.1     12433.9*

08/19/83  354   4439.7     12427.2     4439.8     12427.8*

08/18/83  724   4440.3     12446.1     4439.5     12446.5*

08/13/86  278   4440.7     12419.2     4441.9     12420.1*

08/19/83  331   4441.4     12423.6     4439.8     12423.6*

08/13/86  541   4444.5     12431.4     4446.1     12431.5*

07/11/98  528   4445.27   12433.08   4445.43   12430.91*     

08/13/86  413   4447.5     12421.2     4448.9     12420.2*

08/17/83  432   4447.9     12423.6     4446.3     12424.3*

08/17/83  564   4448.2     12430.1     4446.5     12430.7*

08/21/83  508   4453.8     12422.2     4452.6     12423.4*

08/13/86  495   4454.6     12423.8     4455.8     12422.7*

07/12/98  695   4455.53   12425.78   4454.29   12427.11*

07/13/98  469   4455.56   12417.37   4454.25   12418.83*

08/14/86  492   4455.8     12416.5     4457.2     12416.2*

08/20/83  528   4458.6     12418.6     4459.6     12417.0*

08/13/86  278   4501.5     12407.1     4503.2     12406.4*

08/22/83  702   4505.7     12419.6     4504.2     12419.7**

07/25/95  803   4505.80   12538.71   4504.13   12537.92*

08/22/83  702   4507.8     12419.6     4504.2     12419.7**

07/25/95  534   4513.49   12546.12   4515.01   12546.78*

08/14/86  419   4515.9     12410.8     4517.4     12409.3*

08/14/86  262   4516.0     12405.8     4517.0     12404.4*

08/23/83  580   4528.9     12418.7     4527.3     12418.8*

08/15/86  354   4531.8     12409.2     4533.3     12409.0*

07/27/95  600   4533.55   12537.18   4535.24   12536.09*

07/15/98  390   4533.68   12411.54   4535.30   12411.75*

07/27/95  767   4534.22   12531.54   4532.72   12531.93*

07/15/98  564   4535.74   12423.30   4534.47   12422.77*

08/15/86  426   4536.4     12413.3     4537.9     12413.5*

08/21/83  665   4539.0     12428.5     4540.7     12428.8   

08/21/83  432   4540.1     12414.0     4539.0     12412.4*

08/21/83  534   4541.2     12424.3     4539.9     12423.2*

07/28/95  587   4543.22   12531.83   4544.63   12530.85*

07/28/95  649   4543.88   12526.02   4545.36   12524.95*

07/15/98  679   4545.16   12437.17   4543.65   12436.51*

07/15/98  570   4545.21   12429.90   4543.94   12428.27*

08/16/86  534   4549.0     12428.3     4547.4     12428.8*

08/24/83  623   4550.2     12437.2     4551.5     12438.7***

08/16/86  472   4551.0     12419.9     4552.6     12419.9*

08/24/83  505   4551.5     12431.3     4550.2     12432.3***

08/24/83  426   4552.1     12415.7     4550.6     12415.8*

07/16/98  495   4552.87   12429.48   4554.33   12429.96*

07/16/98  459   4553.72   12421.21   4555.12   12421.99*

07/16/98  397   4554.90   12416.51   4553.36   12416.16*

08/23/83  406   4602.2     12420.9     4603.7     12420.5*

08/22/83  629   4602.2     12439.7     4600.7     12440.2*

08/23/83  311   4602.8     12414.1     4603.7     12416.1*

08/23/83  492   4602.9     12432.8     4601.3     12432.5*

07/18/98  465   4603.93   12431.59   4605.12   12433.10*

08/17/86  406   4604.8     12422.3     4605.8     12423.6*

07/29/95  413   4604.93   12536.49   4606.36   12535.55*

07/28/95  232   4605.17   12552.31   4604.00   12553.84*

07/19/98  564   4605.18   12438.18   4603.59   12438.13*

08/17/86  367   4611.3     12419.6     4610.0     12419.1*

07/19/98  393   4612.77   12420.95   4614.28   12420.27*

07/19/98  410   4612.84   12422.93   4614.43   12422.17*

08/23/83  331   4613.9     12417.9     4615.5     12418.8

08/18/86  311   4614.9     12417.9     4616.4     12417.2*

08/24/83  442   4618.7     12427.5     4620.3     12426.7*

08/18/86  383   4619.9     12422.1     4620.0     12424.6***

08/24/83  367   4620.4     12424.0     4619.0     12424.6*

08/27/83  689   4620.7     12435.6     4621.9     12435.8*

08/18/86  419   4620.8     12426.1     4621.6     12432.7*

08/18/86  462   4620.9     12431.8     4622.1     12432.7*

08/27/83  305   4622.1     12422.0     4623.9     12422.0*

08/27/83  370   4623.9     12426.9     4622.5     12426.3*

07/20/98  354   4623.64   12424.93   4625.21   12425.29*

08/19/86  396   4624.2     12428.0     4625.6     12427.0**

08/25/83  419   4625.0     12428.7     4626.7     12427.8**

08/25/83  629   4625.2     12432.7     4624.0     12433.6*

08/18/86  472   4626.6     12430.2     4628.1     12429.3*

08/19/86  239   4628.3     12420.7     4629.6     12419.5*

08/19/86  364   4628.6     12427.7     4629.9     12426.8**

08/25/83  347   4629.8     12425.4     4628.2     12424.4*

08/18/86  347   4632.0     12426.2     4633.6     12425.8*

08/19/86  295   4634.1     12423.9     4635.6     12423.8*

08/19/86  396   4634.8     12426.7     4635.6     12428.5*

07/20/98  639   4634.82   12434.85   4634.29   12432.73**

08/26/83  455   4637.0     12432.6     4638.5     12432.8**

08/26/83  648   4637.6     12438.4     4636.3     12437.3*

08/26/83  505   4637.9     12437.5     4636.9     12435.4**

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