Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
(Scorpionfishes) > 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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 137 - 375 m, usually 274 - 366 m (Ref. 27437). Deep-water; 60°N - 41°N, 145°W - 124°W
Eastern Pacific: northern Gulf of Alaska to Crescent City, northern California, USA.
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).
Found on rough bottoms (Ref. 2850). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27437. Viviparous (Ref. 34817).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ovoviviparous (Ref. 6885).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 4.7 - 6.4, mean 5.9 °C (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00479 - 0.02087), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.65 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.12-0.13; tmax=99).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (63 of 100) .