TAXONOMY
Kingdom: Animalia, animals
Phylum: Chordata, chordates
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads)
Family: Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads)

Genus/species: Sebastes elongatus

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Underwater they are white to reddish with four very distinct horizontal green stripes and light ventrally; green streaks on caudal fin membranes. After capture the entire body often becomes red or orange. Max. length 39.0 cm (15 inches). max. published weight: 630 g (1.3 pounds); max. reported age: 46 years.

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DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: Eastern Pacific from Puget sound to Baja California. This is a solitary species that is often found resting on the bottom on rocky as well as soft bottoms. Temperate Marine demersal 25-425 meters (80-1400 feet).

DIET IN THE WILD: Small fishes, octopuses, shrimps.

REPRODUCTION: Viviparous

CONSERVATION: IUCN 2006 red list of threatened species.

REMARKS: Good eating fish but rarely caught by sports anglers.

LOCATION: California Coast

References:

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fishbase www.fishbase.org/summary/3965

 eol eol.org/pages/209601/details

 Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/bottomfish/identification/rockfish/s_…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fishbase www.fishbase.org/summary/3965

 

eol eol.org/pages/209601/details

 

Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/bottomfish/identification/rockfish/s_…