Tiger rockfish (Sebastes nigrocinctus) or banded rockfish as they are often called are commonly found in caves along undersea cliffs or on the sea floor along submerged cliffs in areas with strong currents at depths of 200 to 1000 feet.
The color of the tiger rockfish varies from light pink to red with 5 dark vertical stripes that vary from red to black on the body displayed on a pink or orange background.
Tiger rockfish are a slow growing species. It takes 17 years for them attain a length of 13 to 14 inches; ultimately, they reach a maximum length of 24 inches.
Tiger rockfish are most active during the evening feeding on shrimp, crabs, amphipods and forage fish depending on the current to transport prey species into their territory.
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