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Sebastes brevispinis  (Bean, 1884)

Silvergray rockfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335);  brevispinis: From the Latin brevis and spinus, meaning 'short' and 'spine' (Ref. 27436).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 375 m (Ref. 6793).   Subtropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 46.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 71.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. published weight: 4.7 kg (Ref. 40637); max. reported age: 82 years (Ref. 39247)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. Head spines weak - nasal, preocular and parietal spines present, supraocular, postocular, tympanic, coronal and nuchal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Lower jaw long and protruding beyond upper jaw; distinct symphyseal knob; maxillary extends to rear of orbit (Ref. 27437). Caudal fin indented (Ref. 6885). Greenish to silver gray, white tinged with orange or pink ventrally; lips dusky (Ref. 27437).

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Northeast Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska (Ref. 27436) to Baja California, Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur just above the bottom, sometimes found in rocky caverns and crevices (Ref. 27436). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 6885). Rarely caught by anglers (Ref. 27436). Filleted and sold indiscriminately with other rockfish; flavor and texture of flesh particularly good (Ref. 27436).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Ovoviviparous (Ref. 6885). Also Ref. 34817.

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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. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.07-0.10; tmax=82).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (68 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.