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Rockfish

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.
  • References

    Rockfish Wikipedia


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