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; reef-associated; depth range 18 - 183 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 38°N - 27°N, 124°W - 114°W
Eastern Pacific: Farallon Islands (off San Francisco) in California, USA to central Baja California and Guadalupe Island (off north central Baja California) in Mexico; rare north of Monterey Bay, California.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 16.0, range 17 - 21 cm
Max length : 29.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 19 years (Ref. 39273)
Inhabit shallow reefs (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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 9.7 - 14.1, mean 10.7 (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00502 - 0.02185), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=19; tm=5).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .