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Sebastes polyspinis (Rockfish; Rock cod; Northern rockfish)

Synonyms: Sebastodes polyspinis
Language: Heiltsuk; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

Sebastes polyspinis is a species of fish in the rockfish family found in the North Pacific
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Maximum Longevity [1]  57 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, United States    

Prey / Diet

Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[2]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[2]
Neocalanus cristatus[2]
Pandalus montagui (Aesop shrimp)[2]
Protomyctophum thompsoni (Bigeye lanternfish)[2]
Sebastes polyspinis (Rockfish)[2]
Thysanoessa inermis[2]
Thysanoessa spinifera[2]


Beringraja binoculata (Big skate)[2]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[2]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[2]
Hemitripterus bolini (Bigmouth sculpin)[2]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[2]
Sebastes polyspinis (Rockfish)[2]
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)[2]


Parasitized by 
Littorellicola sebastodorum[3]
Microcotyle sebastis[2]
Nybelinia surmenicola[3]
Prodistomum alaskense[3]


Alaska (USA); Canada; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; North Pacific: eastern Kamchatka to Pervenets Canyon in the Bering Sea and from Stalemate Bank to Graham Island (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, Canada.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; West Bering Sea;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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