Sebastes macdonaldi (Eigenmann & Beeson, 1893)
Mexican rockfish
Sebastes macdonaldi
photo by Love, M.

Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
Max. size:  66 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,720.0 g
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 91 - 350 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: California, USA to southern Baja California, Mexico and the Gulf of California (between 28°58'N and 26°59'N).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-8; Vertebrae: 26-26. Branchiostegal rays: 7 (Ref. 36715).
Biology:  Juveniles up to 6 cm SL are pelagic (Ref. 9341). An important game fish (Ref. 9341). Viviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36715). Marketed whole or as fillet (Ref. 9341).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 14.11.01
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.07.94

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