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Sebastes melanops


Sebastes melanops was originally described as Sebastes melanops by Girard in 1856. It belongs to the family Scorpaenidae and subfamily Sebastinae. It is commonly known as Black rockfish but has many other common names such as Black rockfish in USA (contiguous states), Tukuq in Alaska, Haasaa in British Columbia, Black bass in Canada, Karmazyn czarny in Poland. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern North Pacific.
Species   melanops
AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
AuthorNI   Girard
Qualification   ---
Year   1856
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Sebastinae Sebastinae
Genus   Sebastes
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Subfamily   Sebastinae
Genus   Sebastes
Original Name   Sebastes        
Taxon Name   melanops
Original Combination   Sebastes melanops
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Sebastes melanops
OriginalSubGenus   Sebastes
Original Author   Girard
Original AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1856
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Sebastinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Cape Flattery, Washington and Astoria, Oregon, U.S.A.
Types   Syntypes: USNM 342 (2).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.
Citation   v. 8
Page   135

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Sebastes melanops
Current Species   melanops
Current Genus Sebastes
Current AuthorWI Hubbs [C. L.] & Schultz [L. P.]
Current AuthorNI   Hubbs & Schultz
Current Year   1856
Current Family Scorpaenidae
Current Subfamily
Sebastinae Sebastinae

Habitat reef-associated        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Found near rocky reefs in shallow water and in open water over deep banks. Lives both off and on bottom, near surface to 366 m depth. Forms schools. Young are important prey species for other fishes, marine mammals and birds.
Depth Range From 0 to 366 meters.
Distribution Eastern North Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Sebastes melanops  Girard 1856. Sebastidae: Sebastinae.
Name History   • Valid as Sebastes melanops  Girard 1856 -- (Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:143 [ref. 9277], McAllister 1990:188 [ref. 14674], Orr et al. 2000:27 [ref. 24942], Musick et al. 2000:15 [ref. 24959], Shytko 2001:48 [ref. 26410], Love et al. 2002:204 [ref. 26216], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:361 [ref. 25968], Nelson et al. 2004:115 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:118 [ref. 32708], Kai et al. 2013:175 [ref. 33093], Imamura 2013:175 [ref. 33093]).

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aereus Sebastes aereus (Eigenmann [C. H.] & Eigenmann [R. S.] 1890)Synonym
afra Sebastes afra (Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854)Synonym
africana Sebastes africana (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801)Synonym
albescens Sebastes albescens (Döderlein [L.] in Steindachner & Döderlein 1884)Synonym
aleutianus Sebastes aleutianus (Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1898)Valid
alexandri Sebastes alexandri (Evermann [B. W.] & Goldsborough [E. L.] 1907)Synonym
alporti Sebastes alporti Castelnau [F. L. de] 1873Synonym
alutus Sebastes alutus (Gilbert [C. H.] 1890)Valid
atrorubens Sebastes atrorubens (Gilbert [C. H.] in Jordan & Evermann 1898)Synonym
atrovirens Sebastes atrovirens (Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1880)Valid
auriculatus Sebastes auriculatus Girard [C. F.] 1854Valid
aurora Sebastes aurora (Gilbert [C. H.] 1890)Valid
ayresii Sebastes ayresii (Gilbert [C. H.] & Cramer [F.] in Gilbert 1897)Synonym
babcocki Sebastes babcocki (Thompson [W. F.] 1915)Valid
baramenuke Sebastes baramenuke (Wakiya [Y.] 1917)Valid
bibroni Sebastes (Sebastichthys) bibroni Sauvage [H.-E.] 1878Synonym
bibroni Sebastes bibroni Sauvage [H.-E.] 1878Synonym
bilineatus Sebastes bilineatus (Welander [A. D.] & Alverson [D. L.] 1954)Synonym
borealis Sebastes borealis Barsukov [V. V.] 1970Valid
bougainvillii Sebastes bougainvillii Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Synonym
brevispinis Sebastes brevispinis (Bean [T. H.] 1884)Valid
brevispinus Sebastes brevispinus (Bean [T. H.] 1884)Spelling
caenaematicus Sebastes caenaematicus Tsuyuki [H.] & Westrheim [S. J.] 1970Synonym
canariensis Sebastes (Sebastichthys) canariensis Sauvage [H.-E.] 1878Synonym
canariensis Sebastes canariensis Sauvage [H.-E.] 1878Synonym
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