Scientific name: 
Sebastes auriculatus
Distinctive features: 
1. Vague dusky to dark blotch on rear gill cover.
Size: 
8-18 in. max. 21 1/2 in.
Mottled and blotched shades of tan to coral to brown; pectoral and foredorsal fins usually pale coral to tan. common to occasional Puget Sound to southern California.