Sebastes babcocki (Thompson, 1915)
Redbanded rockfish
Sebastes babcocki
photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

 Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
 Max. size:  64 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 4,440.0 g; max. reported age: 106 years
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 49 - 625 m
 Distribution:  North Pacific: Zhemchug Canyon in the Bering Sea and Amchitka Island in the Aleutian chain to San Diego, California, USA.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-7. Head spines strong to moderate - nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic (may be absent), coronal and parietal spines present, nuchals usually absent (Ref. 27437). 2nd anal fin spine longer than 3rd (Ref. 27436). Posterior margin of caudal fin almost straight (Ref. 6885). Light pink to red with 4 darker red vertical bars on body (the first extending from front of dorsal to the base of pectoral, the last found on the caudal peduncle), the bars more prominent on smaller fish; 1 dark bar radiating from each eye (Ref. 27436).
 Biology:  Found on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850). Viviparous (Ref. 34817).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 24.06.05
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.09.96

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