Sebastes is a genus of fish in the scorpionfish family Scorpaenidae, most of which have the common name of Rockfish. Most of the world's 102 rockfish species live in the north Pacific, although one species lives in the South Pacific/Atlantic and 4 species live in the north Atlantic. The coast off South California is the area of highest rockfish diversity, with 56 species living in the Southern California Bight.
Rockfish range from the intertidal zone to almost 3000 m deep, usually living benthically on various substrates, often (as the name suggests) around rock outcrops. Some rockfish species are very long lived, amongst the longest living fish on earth, with a maximum reported age of 205 years for Sebastes aleutianus (Cailliet et al. 2001).
Rockfish are an important sport and commercial fish, and many species have been overfished, and seasons are tightly controlled in many areas.
Juvenile red rockfish, Sebastes sp., associations with sponges in the Gulf of Alaska.(Aphrocallistes sponges and juvenile red rockfish has fortuitous association.)(negative impact of bottom trawling on sponges and juvenile red rockfish)
Jun 22, 2003; Introduction Sponge-fish associations have been documented for a variety of species in both cold-water and tropical habitats....
Geographical differences in the feeding patterns of red rockfish (Sebastes capensis) along South American coasts.
Oct 01, 2006; Abstract--Feeding habits and feeding strategy of red rockfish (Sebastes capensis) were studied from fish captured along most of...