Fine art illustration of a Copper Rockfish. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Copper Rockfish was completed on 10.1.2010. After seeing these handsome looking fish at the California Academy of Sciences, I thought one of them would make a nice drawing. There are several types of rockfish, and I'll probably draw some more of the species at some point. The drawing is based on a photo by Flickr member Ignati
The Copper Rockfish is common fish of the Sebastidae family (rockfish, rockcod and thornyheads). It can be found from as far north as the Gulf of Alaska down the Pacific coast of North America and into the Baja Penninsula. Like other similar species, Copper Rockfish can vary widely in markings and coloration, but generally they are dark brown to olive, with a pink and often splashed with a copper or dull yellow. They are considered good to eat and an excellent sportfish. While not dangerous or poisonous to humans, care must be taken when handling them as they have mildly venomous dorsal and anal fin spines.