Sebastes paucispinis

Alternate names: bocaccio

Author: Ayres, 1854


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

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 12 - 478 m, most common 50 - 250 m.

Ocean range (global): Alaska to central Baja.

Habitat description: Demersal.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia 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, CA. 649 pp.

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 paucispinis (Ayres, 1854) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-05-06.
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