Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
(Scorpionfishes) > Sebastidae
(Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Helicolenus: Greek, helike, -es = spiral + Greek, lenos, -ou = cavity (Ref. 45335). More on author: Norman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal. Deep-water; 8°S - 45°S, 88°W - 60°W
Southeast Pacific: Peru and Chile (including the Juan Fernandez Islands). Southwest Atlantic: Argentina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26373); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 39918)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nakamura, I., T. Inada, M. Takeda and H. Hatanaka, 1986. Important fishes trawled off Patagonia. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center, Tokyo. 369 p. (Ref. 27363)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.9 - 5.3, mean 3.8 °C (based on 20 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00511 - 0.02146), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=7).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 37.2 [16.4, 88.8] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.482 [0.252, 0.903] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.2 [15.3, 19.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.592 [0.247, 1.584] g/100g ; Selenium = 23.3 [9.5, 51.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 17.1 [4.8, 57.0] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.417 [0.260, 0.661] mg/100g (wet weight);