Sebastes reedi (Westrheim & Tsuyuki, 1967)
Yellowmouth rockfish
photo by Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

 Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
 Max. size:  58 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 99 years
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 137 - 375 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: northern Gulf of Alaska to Crescent City, northern California, USA.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Head spines weak - nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic and parietal spines present, coronal and nuchal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Lower jaw long, with moderate, wide symphyseal knob (Ref. 27437). Caudal fin moderately indented (Ref. 6885). Red with yellow to orange in color, smaller specimens mixed with black; 3 vague dark bands across head; jaws red; mouth pinkish white with yellow and black blotches; lateral line pinkish (Ref. 27437).
 Biology:  Found on rough bottoms (Ref. 2850). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27437. 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: Luna, Susan M. - 14.07.01
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.07.94

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