SIZE: 2-3 in. max 4 in.
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: 1. Red markings, often encircle a dark spot on first two dorsal fin segments. 2. Broad band of scales between dorsal fin and lateral line. 3. Small cirri on snout and larger ones between eyes, especially on males.
Mottled, spotted and blotched earthtone shades; usually several saddle markings on back. Abundant Alaska and Washington, occasional to rare to S. California.