Sebastes viviparus Krøyer, 1845
Norway redfish
Sebastes viviparus
photo by Dolgov, A.

Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
Max. size:  66.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,000.0 g; max. reported age: 40 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range 50 - 300 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: Norwegian coast from Kattegat to Tanafjord in Finnmark, rare off Bear Island, northern part of North Sea, around Shetland Islands, Scotland, northern England, Wales and Ireland, rare in the English Channel; Rockall Bank, common around Faroes and Iceland; sporadic off East Greenland.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabit rocky bottoms, close to the shore, between 10 and 150 m, but also recorded at 760 m (Ref. 4570). Live in shoals and moves closer to the shore in the summer (Ref. 35388). Feed on various small crustaceans and young fishes (Ref. 4570). Viviparous (Ref. 34817).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.04.18
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.08.94

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