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Sebastes melanops  Girard, 1856

Black rockfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335);  melanops: From the Greek melas and ops meaning 'black' and 'face' (Ref. 27436).   More on author: Girard.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 0 - 366 m (Ref. 6885), usually 183 - 274 m (Ref. 6885).   Temperate, preferred 10°C (Ref. 107945); 62°N - 22°N, 170°E - 110°W

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Eastern Pacific: Amchitka Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Paradise Cove, Baja California, Mexico.

Length at first maturity / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm 40.2, range 30 - 42 cm
Max length : 63.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 27437); publicerad maxvikt: 4.8 kg (Ref. 2850); rapporterad maxålder: 50 år (Ref. 39247)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 13 - 14; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 13-16; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 7 - 9; Ryggkotor: 26. Head spines weak to very weak - nasals present, preocular and postocular spines usually absent, supraocular, tympanic, coronal, parietal and nuchal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Symphyseal knob very weak or absent (Ref. 27437). Eyes moderately large (Ref. 27437). Anal fin profile rounded or with greater portion slanted posteriorly (Ref. 27437). Posterior margin of caudal fin indented (Ref. 27437). Dark grey to black with light grey mottling dorsally, lighter ventrally (Ref. 27437). Branchiostegal rays: 7 (Ref. 36715).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Found near rocky reefs in shallow water and in open water over deep banks (Ref. 2850). Adults live both off and on bottom (Ref. 2850). Juveniles are pelagic (Ref. 36715). Form schools (Ref. 2850). Feed on fishes (Ref. 27302). Viviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36715). Young are important prey species for other fishes, marine mammals and birds. Excellent food fish (Ref. 27436).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Viviparous (Ref. 36715, 34817).

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

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




Human uses

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; sportfisk: ja; Akvarium: Offentliga akvarier
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