Sebastidae


Sebastidae

Taxobox
name = Sebastidae



image_width = 250px
image_caption = Black rockfish, "Sebastes melanops"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Scorpaeniformes
familia = Sebastidae
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = See text."Adelosebastes"
"Helicolenus"
"Hozukius"
"Sebastes"
"Sebasticus"
"Sebastolobus"
"Trachyscorpia"

Sebastidae is a family of marine fish in the order Scorpaeniformes. Their common names include rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads, but this is unhelpful since they are not closely related to the cods in the genus "Gadus", nor the rock cod, "Lotella rhacina".

Not all authorities recognise this family as distinct from the Scorpaenidae. FishBase does recognise it, [FishBase family | family = Sebastidae | month = March | year = 2006] but ITIS does not. [ITIS | taxon = Sebastes | ID = 166705 | date = 12 June | year = 2006]

There are about 130 species in this family, the substantial majority of them belonging to genus "Sebastes", including the rose fish, "Sebastes marinus". They are found in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. Over 100 of the species are viviparous, and these occur mainly in the North Pacific. All species have a venom gland in their dorsal, anal and pelvic spines.

Genera

* "Adelosebastes"
* "Helicolenus"
* "Hozukius"
* "Sebastes"
* "Sebasticus"
* "Sebastolobus"
* "Trachyscorpia"

References


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