Quillback Rockfish, watercolor on paper, 9×12″ 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger
This is a fish native to the west coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico, they can be up to 24″ in length and live to 95 years. Its biological name is Sabastes maliger. It lives in kelp covered rock outcrops with smaller fish preferring the shallower depths of the Pacific Ocean. Larger fish can be found in water up to 900′ deep.