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 0 - 146 m (Ref. 2850), usually 0 - 30 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 41°N - 27°N, 125°W - 114°W
Eastern Pacific: Redding Rock in northern California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 35.6, range 32 - ? cm
Max length : 61.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. published weight: 1.6 kg (Ref. 40637); max. reported age: 30 years (Ref. 56049)
Sometimes found well off bottom, in or near kelp or over rocky reefs (Ref. 2850). Juveniles are pelagic (Ref. 36715). Viviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36715).
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. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 12 - 19.1, mean 15.1 (based on 14 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00491 - 0.01692), b=3.03 (2.88 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=5; tmax=30; K=0.22-0.28; Fec=71,000).
Prior r = 0.38, 2 SD range = 0.2 - 0.72, log(r) = -0.97, SD log(r) = 0.32, Based on: 2 K, 6 tgen, 1 tmax, 3 Fec records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .