Sebastes borealis Barsukov, 1970
Shortraker rockfish
Sebastes borealis
photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

 Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
 Max. size:  108 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 16 kg; max. reported age: 157 years
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 1200 m
 Distribution:  North Pacific: southeastern Kamchatka to Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea, Stalemate and Bowers Banks and the Aleutian Islands south to Point Conception, California, USA. Reported from southern Japan (Ref. 559).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 26. Head spines strong to moderate - nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic, coronal (may be absent), parietal and nuchal spines present (Ref. 27437). Less than 2 spines on lower orbital rim; very large pores on lower jaw (Ref. 27437). Caudal fin moderately indented (Ref. 6885). Reddish pink to orange red; mouth red and may have black blotches (Ref. 27437).
 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: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 04.02.04
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.09.96

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