Sebastes levis (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889)
Cowcod
photo by Love, M.

Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
Max. size:  100 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 13 kg; max. reported age: 55 years
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 20 - 500 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Usal, Mendocino County in central California, USA to central Baja California and Guadalupe Island (off north central Baja California) in Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-7; Vertebrae: 26-26. Branchiostegal rays: 7 (Ref. 36715).
Biology:  Found on the bottom at moderate depths, to 366 m (Ref. 2850). Juveniles are pelagic (Ref. 36715), over fine sand and clay, whereas adults (>44 cm TL) inhabit rocky areas at 90-300 m (Ref. 49962). Viviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36715).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 26.09.04
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.07.94

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