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

Sebastes brevispinis (Bean, 1884)
Silvergray Rockfish
Family: Scorpaenidae

© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15980)

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

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 17; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. Head spines weak - nasal, preocular and parietal spines present, supraocular, postocular, tympanic, coronal and nuchal spines absent (Ref. 27437). Lower jaw long and protruding beyond upper jaw; distinct symphyseal knob; maxillary extends to rear of orbit (Ref. 27437). Caudal fin indented (Ref. 6885). Greenish to silver gray, white tinged with orange or pink ventrally; lips dusky (Ref. 27437).

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


Species Biology

Occur just above the bottom, sometimes found in rocky caverns and crevices (Ref. 27436). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 6885). Rarely caught by anglers (Ref. 27436). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 375 m (Ref. 6793). Climate: subtropical

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



Northeast Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska (Ref. 27436) to Baja California, Mexico.

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

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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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: 2020-06-03 10:00:50 AM]
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