Sebastes proriger (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)
Redstripe rockfish
Sebastes proriger
photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

 Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
 Max. size:  61 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 55 years
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 12 - 425 m
 Distribution:  North Pacific: Pribilof 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 weak - nasal, preocular, postocular, tympanic and parietal spines present, supraocular, coronal and nuchal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Notch on dorsal fin shallow; 2nd anal fin spine is of the same length or shorter than the 3rd (Ref. 27437). Caudal fin moderately indented (Ref. 6885). Light red and mottled with olive on back, lower sides flushed with yellow; light red stripe along lateral line; lips blackened; fins red with some light green or yellow (Ref. 27437).
 Biology:  Occur in areas where rocky reefs and steep silt-covered cliff faces meet gently sloping sand or mud bottoms (Ref. 27436). Found hovering just off the bottom or resting on a rocky perch (Ref. 27436). Viviparous (Ref. 34817). Sold as fresh or frozen fillets, together with other rockfish species (Ref. 27436). Not popular as a game fish (Ref. 27436).
 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: Luna, Susan M. - 14.07.01
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.07.94

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