Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 38 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate; 58°N - 32°N, 138°W - 117°W
Eastern Pacific: Baranof Island, southeastern Alaska to Point Lobos, central California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
(total): 17 - 18;
soft rays: 22 - 24. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 6885). Color olive green and generously marked with red; six or seven dark saddles across back and another series of dark spots along midside; oblique dark bands across dorsal and pectoral fins; wide dark, and narrow light sinuous bands on head (Ref. 6885).
Occurs in intertidal areas and to 38 m depth, in rocky areas and kelp (Ref. 2850). Frequently hangs vertically on rock faces (Ref. 2850). Active and highly territorial during the breeding season (Ref. 6885).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 125652)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.9 - 12, mean 10.3 °C (based on 50 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00301 - 0.01516), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 98.8 [41.3, 256.0] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.343 [0.182, 0.701] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.6 [15.4, 20.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.665 [0.292, 1.800] g/100g ; Selenium = 16.2 [7.7, 40.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 26.3 [8.8, 73.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.85 [0.50, 1.45] mg/100g (wet weight);