Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae
(Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 49 - 201 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 48°N - 27°N, 125°W - 114°W
Eastern Pacific: Copalis Head in Washington, USA to central Baja California, Mexico.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 28.0, range 25 - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. published weight: 1.0 kg (Ref. 40637); max. reported age: 33 years (Ref. 39277)
Commonly found on soft bottom (Ref. 2850). Viviparous (Ref. 34817).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.5 - 11.2, mean 9.7 (based on 13 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00804 - 0.02483), b=3.07 (2.92 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=33; tm=6;).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (61 of 100) .