Sebastes goodei

Alternate names: chilipepper

Author: (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890)


General: A large fish, may have a light-colored body with a brown pattern (vs. images in Love, et al.). Juveniles may look like shortbellies (S. jordani). Could be confused with boccacio (S. paucispinus), but have a much smaller mouth. Look for the two front colored bars angled toward the head.

Size: to 59 cm

Geographic Information

Published depth range: Shallow, less than 491 m.

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

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Robert Lea, California Department of Fish and Game, California.

Consulting taxonomist: Donna Kline, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA.


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 goodei ((Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1890)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-09-30.
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