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Sebastes melanops Girard, 1856
BLACK ROCKFISH
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Sebastes melanops
UCMP specimen card
ID: 2222 0704 0049 0027 [detail]
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Sebastes melanops
UCMP specimen card
ID: 2222 0904 0014 0049 [detail]
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Sebastes melanops
Sebastes melanops
Black Rockfish
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Sebastes melanops Girard , 1856

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > 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 ) .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 366 m (Ref. 6885 ), usually 183 - 274 m (Ref. 6885 ).   Temperate; 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 / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m 40.2 , range 30 - 42 cm
Max length : 63.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27437 ); max. published weight: 4.8 kg (Ref. 2850 ); max. reported age: 50 years (Ref. 39247 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-16; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 7 - 9; Vertebrae : 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 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. 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 ).

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Viviparous (Ref. 36715 , 34817 ).

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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. 119314 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums FAO(fisheries: production ; publication : search ) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 3.8 - 7.8, mean 5.5 (based on 52 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00804 - 0.02483), b=3.07 (2.92 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.4   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=7.5; K=0.14; tmax=50). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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