Taxonomic review of the Sebastes pachycephalus complex (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae).

@article{Kai2013TaxonomicRO,
  title={Taxonomic review of the Sebastes pachycephalus complex (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae).},
  author={Yoshiaki Kai and Tetsuji Nakabo},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3637},
  pages={541-60}
}
A taxonomic review of the Sebastes pachycephalus complex established the existence of two valid species, S. pachycephalus and S. nudus. Similarities between them include: cranium armed dorsally with robust preocular, supraocular, postocular, and parietal spines; interorbital space concave; lower jaw lacking scales, shorter than upper jaw; thickened rays in ventral half of pectoral fin; dorsal fin usually with 13 spines and 12 soft-rays; pored lateral line scales 27-35 (usually 29-33). However… CONTINUE READING