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Sebastes ruberrimus (Yelloweye rockfish; Turkey-red rockfish; Rockfish; Rock cod; Red snapper; Rasphead rockfish; Red cod)

Synonyms: Sebastes ruber; Sebastodes ruberrimus; Sebastolobus ruberrimus
Language: Alutiiq; Danish; Haida; Heiltsuk; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Salish; Spanish; Swedish; Tsimshian

Wikipedia Abstract

The yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) is a rockfish of the genus Sebastes, and one of the biggest members of the genus. Its name derives from its coloration. It is also locally known as "red snapper", not to be confused with the warm-water species Lutjanus campechanus that formally carries the name red snapper. The yelloweye is one of the world's longest-lived fish species, and is cited to live to a maximum of 114 to 120 years of age. As they grow older, they change in color, from reddish in youth, to bright orange in adulthood, to pale yellow in old age. Yelloweye live in rocky areas and feed on small fish and other rockfish. They reside in the East Pacific and range from Baja California to Prince William Sound in Alaska.
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Adult Weight [1]  21.58 lbs (9.79 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  13 years 6 months
Male Maturity [1]  13 years 6 months
Maximum Longevity [2]  118 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve 293047 British Columbia, Canada  
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[3]
Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[3]
Bathymaster signatus (Searcher)[3]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[3]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[3]
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)[3]
Lyopsetta exilis (Slender sole)[3]
Pandalopsis dispar (sidestriped shrimp)[4]
Pandalus jordani (ocean shrimp)[4]
Pandalus tridens (yellowleg pandalid)[3]
Thysanoessa spinifera[3]


Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[3]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[3]
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)[3]
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)[3]


Parasitized by 
Ascarophis sebastodis[5]
Cucullanus elongatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Deretrema cholaeum[5]
Derogenes varicus[5]
Echinorhynchus gadi[5]
Fellodistomum sebastodis[5]
Helicometra sebastis[5]
Hemiurus levinseni[5]
Lecithochirium medium[5]
Megalocotyle marginata[5]
Megalocotyle trituba[5]
Microcotyle sebastis[5]
Nybelinia surmenicola[5]
Paralepidapedon sebastisci[5]
Podocotyle araii[5]
Prodistomum alaskense[5]
Trochopus marginata <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Aquarium du Quebec
John Ball Zoological Garden
John G. Shedd Aquarium
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Oceanario de Lisboa
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Rotterdam Zoo
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr


Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; Cobb Seamount; Eastern Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to northern Baja California, Mexico.; Gulf of Alaska; Mexico; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; USA (contiguous states);



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Frimpong, 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.
3Jorrit 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.
4Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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