Scientific name: 
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Distinctive features: 
1. Short cirrus centered near tip of snout. 2. Prominent cirrus above each eye. 3. Notch in spinous dorsal fin after third or forth spine.
Size: 
16-30 in. max 39 in.
Marbled earthtones; can change color. Unscaled bulbous head and stout body. Common S. California and north to southern BC.