Sebastes ensifer

Alternate names: swordspine rockfish

Author: (Starks, 1911)


Size: to 25 cm

General: Look for bright white anal spine, last two spots are bright white.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 50 - 433 m

Ocean range (global): Northern California to central Baja.

Additional Information

Molecular data consultant: Donna Kline, Moss Landing Laboratories.

Consulting taxonomist: Donna Kline


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.

Rocha-Olivares, A., R.H. Rosenblatt, and R.D. Vetter (1999). Molecular evolution, systematics, and zoogeography of the rockfish subgenus Sebastomus (Sebastes, Scorpaenidae) based on mitochondrial cytochrome b and control region sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 11: 441-458.

Citation: Sebastes ensifer ((Starks, 1911)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-09-25.
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