Sebastes diploproa

Alternate names: splitnose rockfish

Author: (Gilbert, 1890)


Size: to 46 cm

General: No defined bars or stripes, but look for an inverted "u" shape on the side under the dorsal fin; red and white; large eyes; concave forehead; commonly sit on the seafloor with the tail tucked beside the body; split nose rarely visible. Juveniles are more pelagic. Younger animals many appear light-pink and without apparent (or with very faint) markings.

Size: to 46 cm

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Published depth range: 91 - 795 m

Ocean range (global): Gulf of Alaska to central Baja.

Additional Information

Verified MBARI depth distribution: 164 - 500 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 diploproa ((Gilbert, 1890)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-05-09.
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