Sebastidae Reference Libraries

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Bocaccio Sebastes paucispinis
2013-10-22 10:58:24

The Bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis) is a member of the Sebastidae rockfish family. Other names regarding this species include the Salmon Grouper, Grouper, Tom Cod referring to juveniles, and Slimy. In Greek, sebastes means “magnificent” and paucispinis is Latin for “few spines”. These fish can be found from Stepovak Bay, Alaska to central Baja California, but is mostly abundant from...

Gopher Rockfish
2009-01-17 20:33:56

The Gopher Rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) is a species of fish found along the Pacific coast, primarily off California. They are known from as far north as Cape Blanco in Oregon, down to Punta San Roque in southern Baja California. They can be found in the intertidal zone(an area between the low tide and high tide marks), but mostly occur at depths of 60 to 65 feet. They live in crevices and...

Canary Rockfish
2009-01-15 18:11:54

The Canary Rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) is a species of rockfish found on the Pacific Coast from south of Shelikof Strait in the eastern Gulf of Alaska to Punta Colnett in northern Baja California. They are found around reefs or soft bottoms at typical depths of 300 to 900 feet, and sometimes over 2500 feet. The body of the Canary Rockfish is elongate, moderately deep and compressed with a...

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