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 31 - 247 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical; 46°N - 40°N
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 34.0, range 32 - ? cm
Max length : 54.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5483); max. published weight: 2.0 kg (Ref. 40637); max. reported age: 85 years (Ref. 56049)
Eastern Pacific: Oregon (Ref. 45591), Fort Bragg in northern California, USA to central Baja California and Guadalupe Island (off northern central Baja California) in Mexico.
Adults demersal and semi-pelagic (Ref. 36715), in offshore areas (Ref. 2850). Juveniles are pelagic (Ref. 36715). 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=0.00000 (0.00000 - 0.00000), b=0.00 (0.00 - 0.00), based on (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (tm=15; tmax=85).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (68 of 100) .