Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae
(Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335); reedi: Named after the research vessel named in honor of Dr. G.B. Reed, chairman of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada and educator (Ref. 6885).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 137 - 375 m, usually 274 - 366 m (Ref. 27437). Deep-water; 59°N - 38°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 58.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 99 years (Ref. 39247)
soft rays: 7 - 8. Head spines weak - nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic and parietal spines present, coronal and nuchal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Lower jaw long, with moderate, wide symphyseal knob (Ref. 27437). Caudal fin moderately indented (Ref. 6885). Red with yellow to orange in color, smaller specimens mixed with black; 3 vague dark bands across head; jaws red; mouth pinkish white with yellow and black blotches; lateral line pinkish (Ref. 27437).
Eastern Pacific: northern Gulf of Alaska to Crescent City, northern California, USA.
Found on rough bottoms (Ref. 2850). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27437. 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=0.00806 (-0.14916 - 0.16527), b=3.14 (3.05 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this genus-BS (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=0.12-0.13; tmax=99).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (63 of 100) .