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Sebastes caurinus (Copper rockfish; Rock cod; Rockfish)

Synonyms: Sebastodes caurinus
Language: Danish; Haida; Heiltsuk; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The copper rockfish (also known as the copper seaperch), Sebastes caurinus, is a fish of the Sebastidae family (rockfish, rockcod and thornyheads). It is a relatively common rockfish of the Pacific coast. It is very widespread in its distribution, known from the very northern reaches of the Gulf of Alaska, to the Pacific side of the Baja California peninsula, north of Guerrero Negro. The copper rockfish is also very widely distributed in depth, from the subtidal shallows of about 10 to 183 metres (33 to 600 ft).
View Wikipedia Record: Sebastes caurinus

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  3.32 lbs (1.51 kg)
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Maximum Longevity [3]  55 years
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Reef

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary   California, United States
Channel Islands National Park II 139010 California, United States
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge IV 352 California, United States
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)[4]
Brachyistius frenatus (Brown sea-perch)[5]
Cancer productus (red rock crab)[6]
Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith chromis)[6]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[5]
Cymatogaster aggregata (Shiner)[6]
Embiotoca jacksoni (Black perch)[6]
Embiotoca lateralis (Blue seaperch)[6]
Engraulis mordax (Californian anchoveta)[4]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[5]
Glebocarcinus oregonensis (pygmy rock crab)[6]
Hyperprosopon argenteum (Walleye seaperch)[6]
Hypsurus caryi (Rainbow surfperch)[6]
Leiocottus hirundo (Lavender sculpin)[6]
Loxorhynchus grandis (sheep crab)[6]
Metacarcinus gracilis (graceful crab)[4]
Metacarcinus magister (Dungeness crab)[4]
Munida quadrispina (Galatheid lobster)[5]
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)[6]
Ophioplocus esmarki (Smooth brittlestar)[6]
Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny brittlestar)[6]
Orthonopias triacis (Snubnose sculpin)[6]
Oxylebius pictus (Convict fish)[6]
Pandalus danae (dock shrimp)[5]
Pandalus platyceros (spot shrimp)[7]
Petrolisthes eriomerus (flattop crab)[4]
Pugettia producta (northern kelp crab)[6]
Pugettia venetiae (Venice kelp crab)[6]
Rhacochilus vacca (Pile surfperch)[6]
Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Blackeye goby)[6]
Rocinela belliceps[6]
Scleroplax granulata (burrow pea crab)[6]
Scyra acutifrons (sharpnose crab)[4]
Xenacanthomysis pseudomacropsis[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alopias vulpinus (Zorro thresher shark)1
Anarrhichthys ocellatus (northern wolffish)1
Artedius harringtoni (Scalyhead sculpin)1
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)2
Balaenoptera musculus (Blue Whale)1
Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)1
Bathyraja interrupta (Sandpaper skate)1
Bathyraja trachura (Roughtail skate)1
Beringraja binoculata (Big skate)1
Brachyramphus brevirostris (Kittlitz's Murrelet)2
Brachyramphus marmoratus (Marbled Murrelet)1
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)2
Cepphus columba (Pigeon Guillemot)2
Cerorhinca monocerata (Rhinoceros Auklet)2
Citharichthys sordidus (Sanddab)1
Clangula hyemalis (Oldsquaw)1
Cololabis saira (Skipper)1
Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)1
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)1
Diaphus theta (California headlightfish)1
Entosphenus tridentatus (Pacific lamprey)1
Eschrichtius robustus (Gray Whale)2
Eubalaena japonica (North Pacific Right Whale)1
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)1
Fratercula cirrhata (Tufted Puffin)2
Fratercula corniculata (Horned Puffin)1
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)1
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)2
Gavia pacifica (Pacific Loon)2
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus (Red Irish lord)1
Hexagrammos decagrammus (Kelp greenling)4
Hexagrammos stelleri (Greenling)1
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)1
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)2
Hydrolagus colliei (Spotted rattfish)1
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)1
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific White-sided Dolphin)1
Lampanyctus jordani (Brokenline lanternfish)1
Larimichthys polyactis (Yellowfish)1
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)1
Larus occidentalis (Western Gull)1
Lepidopsetta polyxystra (Northern rock sole)1
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)4
Lutjanus guttatus (mutton snapper)1
Lyopsetta exilis (Slender sole)1
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)2
Merluccius productus (Whiting)1
Metacarcinus magister (Dungeness crab)1
Mirounga angustirostris (Northern Elephant Seal)1
Notoscopelus japonicus (Japanese lanternfish)1
Oncorhynchus clarkii (Cutthroat trout)1
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)2
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)1
Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)1
Phalacrocorax penicillatus (Brandt's Cormorant)1
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)1
Phocoenoides dalli (Dall's Porpoise)1
Podiceps auritus (Horned Grebe)1
Podiceps grisegena (Red-necked Grebe)1
Psettichthys melanostictus (Pacific sand sole)1
Ptychoramphus aleuticus (Cassin's Auklet)1
Puffinus opisthomelas (Black-vented Shearwater)1
Puffinus tenuirostris (Short-tailed Shearwater)1
Rhacochilus vacca (Pile surfperch)1
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)1
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)1
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus (Sculpin)1
Sebastes alutus (Snapper)1
Sebastes carnatus (Rockfish)1
Sebastes chrysomelas (Rockfish)1
Sebastes crameri (Rockfish)2
Sebastes diploproa (Splitnose rockfish)1
Sebastes flavidus (Yellowtail rockfish)2
Sebastes maliger (Rockfish)5
Sebastes melanops (Black bass)1
Sebastes pinniger (Rockfish)1
Sebastes serranoides (Rockfish)1
Seriphus politus (Drum)1
Sigmops gracilis (Slender fangjaw)1
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)1
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)1
Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern)1
Synthliboramphus antiquus (Ancient Murrelet)2
Tarletonbeania crenularis (Blue lanternfish)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)1
Uria aalge (Common Murre)2
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)1
Zapteryx exasperata (Striped guitarfish)1

Predators

Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[7]
Clavella parva[6]
Homo sapiens (man)[6]
Megalocotyle trituba[6]
Microcotyle sebastis[6]
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)[6]
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)[6]
Paralichthys californicus (Halibut)[6]
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus (Sculpin)[6]
Sebastes paucispinis (Bocaccio)[6]
Sebastes serranoides (Rockfish)[6]
Triakis semifasciata (Leopard shark)[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Aporocotyle macfarlani[8]
Ascarophis sebastodis[8]
Cucullanus elongatus <Unverified Name>[8]
Deretrema cholaeum[8]
Derogenes varicus[8]
Echinorhynchus gadi[8]
Helicometra sebastis[8]
Helicometrina nimia[8]
Hemiurus levinseni[8]
Lecithaster gibbosus[8]
Lecithochirium exodicum[8]
Littorellicola sebastodorum[8]
Megalocotyle marginata[8]
Megalocotyle trituba[8]
Microcotyle sebastis[8]
Neolepidapedon pugetensis <Unverified Name>[8]
Nybelinia surmenicola[8]
Opechona occidentalis[8]
Parahemiurus merus[8]
Podocotyle theragrae[8]
Stephanostomum californicum[8]
Trochopus marginata <Unverified Name>[8]
Tubulovesicula lindbergi[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
John Ball Zoological Garden
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Newport Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science

Distribution

Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; Eastern Pacific: Kenai Peninsula, Gulf of Alaska to central Baja California, Mexico. The darker reddish phase from California may be a separate species (Ref. 27437).; Gulf of Alaska; Mexico; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; USA (contiguous states);

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2de 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
3Frimpong, 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.
4Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
5Comparative feeding ecology of two sympatric rockfish congeners, Sebastes caurinus (copper rockfish) and S. maliger (quillback rockfish), D. J. Murie, Marine Biology (1995) 124: 341-353
6Jorrit 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.
7Szoboszlai 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.
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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