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Topic: Red Cebezon?  (Read 1557 times)

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Looks more like  the kelp greenling. Have you seen the color of the water in SC the past couple of weeks. Theres been a red tint to it.

Mouth looks too small to be a cabbie and is somewhat pointed like a greenling.
VERY pretty fish nonetheless.
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I'm no expert for sure, but I have caught a million greenling. I do not believe that to be one. Greenlings have much smaller mouths and are much more slender, and those pec fins look to be too large.
Looks like a badass bright red cab to me.
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I have a hard time seeing an abalone going into a mouth this small. And I've seen abs come out of 16'' cabs before.
I am definitely no expert on cabbies, or greenlings, but it seems to me the mouth looks like that of a greenling more so than a cab.
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Still too big a mouth and head IMO. And whats up with the sculpin like horn in the first pic?
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That's a red Cabezon !  :smt006



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That's a nice Fukushima red cabezon.  I've only seen one before, at the cleaning table at shelter cove.


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Cabezon are generally 2 colors: either green or red. I forget the #s but it's like 90% of redish cabs are male and 70% of greenish cabs are female. They aren't normally so red though. Those are pretty rare and we call em devil cabs. I've seen about 6 over the years but always near Carmel. Never bigger than ~16" long. That's the first (and second haha) I've seen from SC. I think it might be a life phase that some males go through as they grow up. I always wanted to put one in an aquarium because they're beautiful fish.
+1.  Cool cabs!  Can't say I've ever caught any with such a bright red coloration.  Like PK said, the majority of the red-form cabezon are males.
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I have a hard time seeing an abalone going into a mouth this small. And I've seen abs come out of 16'' cabs before.
I am definitely no expert on cabbies, or greenlings, but it seems to me the mouth looks like that of a greenling more so than a cab.

100% cabbie.

Nice one dude!!

I love the variety of colors on those guys!!

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I hope I catch one that color someday. Soooo pretty.  And yummy toooooo...
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I'd have to vote for rock greenling. 

Very cool fish regardless...nice catch.
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Here is a rock greenling.  No way.

+1.

The oversized fleshy pec fins, mouth, and cirrus on snout and above eyes all scream cabbie...like this...CABBIE!!!!

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So is it a color phase cabby, or a greenling? I see totes view on the underside pic of the mouth profile, cabbies usually have a mouth like a catfish, rounded. But greenling have more of a pointed head and cabbies have a dome. I am leaning towards cabby myself, but what are the odds they both are incorrect?  Ocean species are fascinating!
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So is it a color phase cabby, or a greenling? I see totes view on the underside pic of the mouth profile, cabbies usually have a mouth like a catfish, rounded. But greenling have more of a pointed head and cabbies have a dome. I am leaning towards cabby myself, but what are the odds they both are incorrect?  Ocean species are fascinating!

I would bet one million dollars (in my best Austin Powers voice) that it is a cabby....

Don't make me text Amadeo to get him to say the same...I usually only bug him for DOTY fish ID questions that are tricky...  :smt002  :smt005 :smt044

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