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 0 - 37 m (Ref. 2850), usually 0 - 18 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 15.0, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 39.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 22 years (Ref. 39279)
Eastern Pacific: Eureka in northern California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico.
Inhabit holes and crevices in rocky areas (Ref. 2850). Found in intertidal areas and to 37 m (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. 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
): 3.5 ±0.54 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=30; tm=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .