SIZE: 1 1/2 - 3 1/2 ft. max 5 ft.
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: 1. Large mouth with prominent canine teeth. 2. Long, even spinous dorsal separated by notch just before soft rear dorsal.
Numerous dark spots and several darkish blotches. Can lighten and darken with background. After mating, males guard masses of white eggs; guarding males often dark black. Occasional Alaska through California.