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Sebastes nebulosus (China rockfish; Rock cod; Rockfish; Yellowstripe rockfish)

Synonyms: Sebastodes nebulosus
Language: Danish; Heiltsuk; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The China rockfish (Sebastes nebulosus) is a rockfish of the Pacific coast found from Kachemak Bay in the northern Gulf of Alaska to Redondo Beach and San Nicolas Island in southern California. The China rockfish has a distinctive appearance, with a dark blue or black body crossed by a patchy but obvious yellow stripe that extends from around the third dorsal spine down and then along the lateral line. Although the black-and-yellow rockfish is similar in appearance, the China rockfish has a continuous yellow band while the black-and-yellow has scattered patches of yellow. The body of the China Rockfish may be covered with small whitish or yellowish spots. Maximum reported size is 45 cm (18 inches).
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Adult Weight [1]  2.03 lbs (919 g)
Maximum Longevity [2]  79 years

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


Parasitized by 
Ascarophis sebastodis[3]
Caballeronema wardlei <Unverified Name>[3]
Cucullanus elongatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Deretrema cholaeum[3]
Derogenes varicus[3]
Echinorhynchus gadi[3]
Genolinea anura[3]
Genolinea laticauda[3]
Helicometra sebastis[3]
Helicometrina nimia[3]
Hemiurus levinseni[3]
Lecithaster gibbosus[3]
Lecithochirium exodicum[3]
Lepidapedon elongatum[3]
Megalocotyle marginata[3]
Neolepidapedon pugetensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Opechona occidentalis[3]
Parahemiurus merus[3]
Podocotyle radifistuli[3]
Prosorhynchus crucibulum[3]
Stephanostomum californicum[3]
Trochopus marginata <Unverified Name>[3]
Tubulovesicula lindbergi[3]
Zoogonus dextrocirrus[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
John Ball Zoological Garden
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Oceanario de Lisboa
Oregon Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr


Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; Eastern Pacific: southeast Alaska to Redondo Beach and San Miguel Island, southern California, USA.; Gulf of Alaska; 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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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