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Overview

Brief Summary

Redfish like cold, deep waters south of the North Pole. This species is fished on a large scale in that area. Every once in awhile, they are also caught in the northern North Sea. They can grow up to 1 meter long and eat fish (small cod species, herring). These fish are only really red in the dark and at great depths. In aquaria, they are much paler due to daylight.
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Comprehensive Description

Description

 Sebastes marinus is a large, robust member of the scorpionfish family that may reach up to 1 m in length although is usually about half that size. Like similar species it has relatively large and tall fins including an almost truncate tail fin, rounded anal, pectoral and pelvic fins, and a continuous dorsal fin. The dorsal fin is split into two parts, the first with 14-16 strong spines at the front and as many rays at the back. The anal fin has 3 spines and about 8 soft rays. It is bright red with a dusky area behind the opercle.The ocean perch, also known as the golden redfish, can be distinguished from the small redfish Sebastes viviparous by its larger size but also by not having several large dark lateral bands like those of Sebastes viviparous.
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Ecology

Habitat

 The ocean perch is a pelagic species usually found at depths over 100 m. Juveniles may be found in shallower, inshore waters.
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Associations

Known predators

Sebastes marinus (Redfish) is prey of:
Pollachius pollachius
Gadidae
Leucoraja erinacea
Leucoraja ocellata
Amblyraja radiata
Sebastes marinus
Lophius americanus
Chondrichthyes

Based on studies in:
USA, Northeastern US contintental shelf (Coastal)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Link J (2002) Does food web theory work for marine ecosystems? Mar Ecol Prog Ser 230:1–9
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Known prey organisms

  • Link J (2002) Does food web theory work for marine ecosystems? Mar Ecol Prog Ser 230:1–9
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Sebastes marinus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sebastes marinus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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