Sebastes capensis (Gmelin, 1789)
Cape redfish
photo by Scott, S.

Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
Max. size:  37 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 275 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: South Africa, Tristan da Cunha and Gough Islands. Possibly off southern and western South America.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Reddish to brownish and with 5-6 pale spots on upper back (Ref. 4313).
Biology:  Viviparous (Ref. 34817).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 June 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 04.05.95

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