Scientific name: 
Hypsypops rubicundus
Distinctive features: 
Brilliant orange. 1. Display numerous iridescent blue spots until about 6 inches long.
2-10 in. max. 14 in.

Thin, oval shaped body; tail deeply notched between large rounded lobes. Aggressively territorial. Protected from any type of harvest as the California state marine fish. Abundant S. California; occasional to rare central California.