Redstripe Rockfish

Redstripe Rockfish
Latin Name

Sebastes proriger

Group Name

Groundfish

Habitat

Redstripe rockfish are inshore rockfish found in the North Pacific Ocean. Like many other members of the rockfish family, they have a range that extends from Alaska in the north to California in the south. They live at depths ranging from about 10-400 metres, usually congregating in schools, but occasionally alone.

Species Description

Redstripe rockfish have a short, deep body with a large head. Along their back is a row of pointy dorsal spines followed by flatter, softer dorsal rays, which together cover most of their length. Redstripe rockfish grow to a length of about 60 centimetres, though in Canadian waters they rarely reach more than 50 centimetres. They can live for about 50 years.