Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae
(Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335). More on author: Cuvier.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243). Subtropical; 45°N - 30°N
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 16 - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 800.00 g (Ref. 40637)
Northwest Pacific: southern Hokkaido to Kyushu and the southern Korean Peninsula (Ref. 559). Three morphotypes observed (reddish type; blackish type; brownish type), and may be reproductively isolated from each other (Ref. 44259).
Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed. Plankton feeder (Ref. 12114, 12115). Viviparous (Ref. 34817).
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.25).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .