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; bathydemersal; depth range 26 - 476 m (Ref. 27437). Deep-water; 60°N - 32°N, 179°E - 117°W
Eastern Pacific: Semisopochnoi Island in the Aleutian chain to San Diego, California, USA.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 25.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27437); max. reported age: 58 years (Ref. 39247)
soft rays: 7 - 8. Head spines strong - nasal, preocular, postocular, tympanic and parietal spines present, supraocular, coronal and nuchal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Ridge on suborbital bone just below nostril; no spines on edge of gill cover; 2nd anal fin spine longer than 3rd (Ref. 27437). Caudal slightly indented (Ref. 6885). Pink to yellow pink, yellowish pink on sides, light below; 5 to 6 vague dark markings on back, v-shaped dusky marking from eye to gill cover (Ref. 27437).
Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850). Viviparous (Ref. 34817).
Ovoviviparous (Ref. 6885).
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
): 3.5 - 7.8, mean 5.2 (based on 186 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00547 - 0.02197), b=3.04 (2.88 - 3.20), 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 (K=0.09; tmax=58).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .