Sebastes constellatus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
Starry rockfish
photo by Gotshall, D.W.

 Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
 Max. size:  46 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,040.0 g; max. reported age: 32 years
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 24 - 274 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: San Francisco in California, USA to southern Baja California, Mexico.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-7; Vertebrae: 25-26. Branchiostegal rays: 7 (Ref. 36715).
 Biology:  Adults usually found on deep reefs (Ref. 2850). Viviparous, with planktonic larvae and pelagic juveniles (Ref. 36715). Occasionally captured by sport fishers (Ref. 2850).
 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: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.07.94

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