Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae
(Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335). More on author: Girard.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 128 m (Ref. 2850), usually 30 - 46 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 60°N - 27°N, 145°W - 114°W
Eastern Pacific: Puget Sound, Washington, USA to central Baja California, Mexico; but doubtful north of California.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 20.0, range 15 - ? cm
Max length : 36.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 14 years (Ref. 39277)
Caught fairly often by sport fishers using small hooks (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)
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8 - 11.8, mean 9 (based on 12 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
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=6; tmax=14).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (58 of 100) .