Sebastes aurora

Alternate names: aurora rockfish

Author: (Gilbert, 1890)


General: Convex forehead, can be mostly red, eye much smaller than in S. diploproa. Head bright white.

Size: to 41 cm

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): British Columbia to Baja California.

Habitat description: Benthic, hard and soft substrata.

Published depth range: 81 - 768 m, common 300 - 500 m.

Additional Information

Verified MBARI depth distribution: 196 - 613 m (March 2016).


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Love, M.S., M. Yoklavich, and L. Thorsteinson (2002). The rockfishes of the northeast Pacific. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 404 pp.

Butler, J.L., M.S. Love, and T. Laidig (2012). A guide to the rockfishes, thornyheads, and scorpionfishes of the Northeast Pacific. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 185 pp.

Citation: Sebastes aurora ((Gilbert, 1890)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-09-25.
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