Sebastes rastrelliger (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
Grass rockfish
Sebastes rastrelliger
photo by Love, M.

Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
Max. size:  56 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 23 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 46 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Yaquina Bay in Oregon, USA to Baja California, Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-6; Vertebrae: 26-26. Branchiostegal rays: 7 (Ref. 36715).
Biology:  Found commonly on rocky bottom in tide pools and near shore, also in kelp and eelgrass beds. Occur up to 46 m depth but usually at less than 15 m. Viviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36715). Most important rockfish to rocky shore and jetty fishermen. Good eating.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.07.94

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