School of pygmy rockfish - School of pygmy rockfish

A large school of pygmy rockfish and others, probably small redstripe rockfish, sighted on the shallow southe.

The pygmy rockfish is a rockfish of the genus Sebastes. It is one of the smallest fish of its genus. It is reported to grow to a maximum of 23 cm (9 in) and can live up to 26 years.

The rockfish lives between 30 m (98 ft) and 274 m (899 ft) of depth, and its range is in the East Pacific, for the Gulf of Alaska to Baja California, Mexico. It is colored red, which is distinctly lighter in color at the bottom, with 4 visile splothes on its dorsal spinesrn portion of Heceta Bank at 77 m depth.


Photo by Eiko Jones
Lewis and Clark Legacy: June 26-July 13, 2001

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