General: Elongate, with very large mouth (lower jaw extends beyond the upper jaw); compare to silvergray rockfish (S. brevispinus); mouth much larger than in chilipeppers (S. goodei).
Size: to 91 cm
Published depth range: 12 - 478 m, most common 50 - 250 m.
Ocean range (global): Alaska to central Baja.
Habitat description: Demersal.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Love, M.S. (2011). Certainly more than you want to know about the fishes of the Pacific coast. Really Big Press, Santa Barbara California. 649 pp.
Love, M.S., M. Yoklavich, and L. Thorsteinson (2002). The rockfishes of the northeast Pacific. University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London. 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 paucispinis (Ayres, 1854) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Sebastes%20paucispinis. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-01-16.