Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae
(Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae
Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate, preferred ?
Northwest Pacific: from Japan to the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, and the Yellow and Pohai Sea coasts of China.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 8 - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 1.6 kg (Ref. 40637)
soft rays: 6. This species is distinguished by the following characters: cranium armed dorsally with robust preocular, supraocular, postocular, and parietal spines; concave interorbital space; lower jaw scaleless and shorter than upper jaw; base of entire spinous portion of dorsal fin densely covered with minute scales; body with 3 dark brown saddles and lacking yellow or brownish-red markings on dorsum when fresh; dark spots on soft-rayed portion of dorsal and anal fins, and caudal fin (Ref. 93737).
Inhabits shallow rocky reefs (Ref. 42552). Viviparous (Ref. 34817).
Kai, Y. and T. Nakabo, 2013. Taxonomic review of the Sebastes pachycephalus complex (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae). Zootaxa 3637(5):541-560. (Ref. 93737)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .