E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Sebastes aleutianus (Jordan & Evermann, 1898)
Rougheye Rockfish
Family: Scorpaenidae

© Bret Jagger  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #424)

Source: Distribution of Sebastes aleutianus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6 - 8. Head spines strong - nasal, preocular, supraocular, postocular, tympanic, coronal, parietal and nuchal spines present; 2 to 10 (rarely 0 or 1) spines below the eye on rim of orbit (Ref. 27437). Caudal moderately indented (Ref. 6885). Color variable, reddish background with dusky blotches and speckling (particularly in small specimens); fins may have black edges (Ref. 27437).

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)


Species Biology

Usually found offshore (Ref. 27437). Viviparous (Ref. 34817). Environment: bathydemersal; marine; depth range 25 - 900 m (Ref. 50610). Climate: deep-water; 66°N - 31°N

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)



North Pacific: Japan to Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea (but not in the Sea of Okhotsk), throughout the Aleutian Islands, and south to San Diego, California, USA.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850)

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusSC (Apr 2007)
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2019. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2020-05-28 6:43:10 PM]
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