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Sebastes paucispinis (Bocaccio; Bocaccio rockfish; Boccacio rockfish; Rock salmon; Rockfish)

Synonyms: Sebastes paucispinus; Sebastodes paucispinis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis, is a northeast Pacific species in the Sebastidae (rockfish) family. Other names for this species include salmon grouper, grouper, tom cod (juveniles), and slimy. In Greek, sebastes means “magnificent,” and paucispinis is Latin for “few spines”.
View Wikipedia Record: Sebastes paucispinis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Sebastes paucispinis


Adult Weight [1]  11.68 lbs (5.30 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  4 years
Male Maturity [1]  4 years
Maximum Longevity [2]  50 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
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Sebastes alutus (Snapper)[3]
Sebastes atrovirens (Rockfish)[4]
Sebastes auriculatus (Bolina)[4]
Sebastes carnatus (Rockfish)[4]
Sebastes caurinus (Copper rockfish)[4]
Sebastes chrysomelas (Rockfish)[4]
Sebastes mystinus (Rockfish)[4]
Sebastes paucispinis (Bocaccio)[4]
Sebastes serranoides (Rockfish)[4]
Sebastes serriceps (Treefish)[4]


Alopias superciliosus (Whiptail)[3]
Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)[3]
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)[4]
Paralichthys californicus (Halibut)[4]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[3]
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus (Sculpin)[4]
Sebastes paucispinis (Bocaccio)[4]
Sternula antillarum (Least Tern)[3]
Triakis semifasciata (Leopard shark)[4]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[5]
Corynosoma strumosum[5]
Deretrema cholaeum[5]
Derogenes varicus[5]
Grillotia smarisgora[5]
Lacistorhynchus tenuis[5]
Lecithochirium exodicum[5]
Littorellicola sebastodorum[5]
Megalocotyle trituba[5]
Menziesia noblei[5]
Microcotyle sebastis[5]
Parabothriocephaloides wangi[5]
Paralepidapedon sebastisci[5]
Podocotyle araii[5]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[5]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[5]
Tubulovesicula lindbergi[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr


Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; Cobb Seamount; Eastern Pacific: Stepovak Bay, Alaskan Peninsula to Punta Blanca, 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.
3Szoboszlai 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.
4Jorrit 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.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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