National Geographic : 1938 Oct
© National Geographic Society Painting byHashime Murayama LARGE MOUTHS OF RED ROCKFISH COULD HOLD A MAN'S FIST; PATCHES OF SHARP TEETH MIGHT CRUSH IT Like their black relatives (Plate III) RED ROCKFISH (Sebastodes rosaceus) give birth to thousands of young. Known asCorsairs, these bright orange sea dwellers thrive in deep water from Cedros Island, Mexico, to San Francisco. In wait below for unwary marine animals, which may stray within reach of their pincers, lie ROCK CRABS (Cancer antennarius) with hair-fringed feet. Although, edible, they seldom reach themarkets incommercial quantity, for fishermen have difficulty in luring them from their rocky hide-outs near the shore.