Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae
(Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 46 m (Ref. 2850), usually 9 - 12 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 20 years (Ref. 39277)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Eastern Pacific: Timber Cove, Sonoma County in central California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico.
Usually found on or near bottom in kelp beds or rocky areas (Ref. 2850). 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. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00904 (-0.15604 - 0.17413), b=3.12 (3.02 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.48 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=25; tm=4;).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .