Tag Archive: Rockfish


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

Genus/species: Sebastes chlorostictus

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Spiny fish that varies in color from green-brown dorsally to yellow bottom with green spots above the lateral line and on top of the head which give rise to its common name. Fins are green and fringed in pink and usually there are three to five white rectangular blotches on the back above the lateral line. Max length 50 cm. (20 inches) wt. 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs).

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DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: Eastern Pacific Washington USA to Baja California. Found 49-200 meters, demersal (feed on or near the bottom) subtropical marine.

DIET IN THE WILD: Little is known about the diet of S.chlorostictus but it is assumed that it consumes copepods, krill, and a variety of zooplankton.

REPRODUCTION: Viviparous as other Sebastes sp. Life span 33 years.

CONSERVATION: IUCN Not evaluated

LOCATION: California Coast

REFERENCES

fishbase: www.fishbase.org/summary/3958

 eol eol.org/pages/215480/details

WordPress shortlink: https://fishoncomputer.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cas_docents/14475518222/

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:

WordPress Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1DZ4b-1hF

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_…

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