General: If observed between 200 - 600 m, compare to S. rubrivinctus (look for a convex first band, vs. a C-shaped band in flag rockfish), however note that these are more common.
Size: to 65.5 cm
Published depth range: 49 - 625 m, most abundant between 150 - 350 m.
Ocean range (global): Bering Sea to southern California.
Habitat description: Benthic.
Verified MBARI depth distribution: 102 - 438 m (March 2016).
ReferencesEncyclopedia 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 babcocki ((Thompson, 1915)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Sebastes%20babcocki. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-05-06.