Rockfish is a common term for several species of fish, named for their affinity to hide among rocks.
Specific examples of fish termed rockfish include:Sebastes, a genus of commercial fish that mainly inhabit the North Pacific but with a few species in the North Atlantic and southern oceans
Sebastidae, a family of marine fishes that inhabit oceans around the world. Sebastes is a genus within this family.
Acanthoclinus, a genus of fish from New Zealand
Bull huss (Scyliorhinus stellaris), also known as rock salmon, a small shark from the northeast Atlantic
Hexagrammos, a genus of greenling from the North Pacific
Hypoplectrodes, a genus of serranids from southern oceans
Salvelinus, a genus of salmonid fish
Stonefish (Synanceia), a genus of venomous fishes from the Indo-Pacific
Striped bass (Morone saxatilis), a species of fish from North America
Groupers (Epinephelus), any of a number of genera in the subfamily Epinephelinae of the family Serranidae, in the order Perciformes.
Scorpaena, e.g. Madeira rockfish (Scorpaena maderensis) a common Mediterranean species.