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Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis

Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis
Bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis), whose odd name derives from an Italian
description of their strange looking mouth, have suffered greatly from
overfishing. It is somewhat unusual for divers to see them, and quite unusual to
see two together like this.

    "East Pinnacles", Carmel Bay, California
    January 23, 2005

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