A rockfish with unmistakable coloration. Yellow and black vertical stripes along the length of the body with pink lips. White tips on each scale makes this species appear to sparkle. One 7” treefish present in this aquarium.
Habitat and distribution
A relatively shallow-water rockfish, treefish are typically found in rocky areas and kelp beds. They range from the U.S. west coast into Baja.
Small fishes and invertebrates.
The scientific name of the treefish translates to “spiny head” (serri= “serrated”, ceps= “head”) which describes the strong head spines present on the skull of this species