This is the most comprehensive book ever written on this diverse group of fishes. The first section gives an overview of rockfish systematics, biology, ecology, and fisheries. The second section contains a key to identifying each species followed by detailed species accounts including information on appearance, geographic range maps, life history, and fishery status. Each species features several color photographs. 550 color illustrations, 100 b/w photographs, 120 line illustrations, 75 maps. Book is softcover, 8.5" x 11". Released September 2002.