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Sebastes jordani  (Gilbert, 1896)

Shortbelly rockfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335);  jordani: Named after David Starr Jordan, eminent U.S. ichthyologist and educator (Ref. 6885).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 0 - 350 m (Ref. 6793).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 60°N - 30°N, 150°W - 115°W

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Eastern Pacific: Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada to northern Baja California, Mexico. Reported from Granite Island, off Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (Ref. 27437).

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 14.0, range 12 - ? cm
Max length : 32.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 2850); Età massima riportata: 31 anni (Ref. 39247)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 13; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 13-16; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 8 - 11; Vertebre: 26. Head spines weak - nasal, preocular, postocular, tympanic and parietal spines present, supraocular, coronal and nuchal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Body slender and elongate; vent midway between origins of pelvic and anal fins (Ref. 27437). Posterior margin of caudal fin deeply indented (Ref. 6885). Greenish pink dorsally, fading to light ventrally (Ref. 27437). Branchiostegal rays: 7 (Ref. 36715).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Found in a wide range of habitats, sometimes in large schools well offshore and off bottom (Ref. 2850). Juveniles are pelagic (Ref. 36715). Adults feed on planktonic animals, mainly krill (Ref. 2850). Viviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36715). A very important prey species for predatory fishes and marine mammals (Ref. 2850). Not marketed due to its small size (Ref. 2850).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Viviparous (Ref. 36715, 34817).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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