Rose fish

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This article is about Sebastes norvegicus. For Helicolenus dactylopterus, see blackbelly rosefish.
Rose fish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Sebastidae
Genus: Sebastes
Species: S. norvegicus
Binomial name
Sebastes norvegicus
(Ascanius, 1772)
The rose fish

The rose fish (Sebastes norvegicus), also known as the ocean perch,[1][2] Atlantic redfish,[3][4] Norway haddock, red perch, red bream, golden redfish, or hemdurgan, is a species of rockfish from the North Atlantic. Misleadingly, it is sometimes called bergylt, bream, or snapper, though it is unrelated to all of these. In the past, the scientific name Sebastes marinus was frequently used, but this is actually a synonym of Serranus scriba.[5]

This food fish lives off the coasts of Europe and North America. Adults are found off the coast at depths of 100 to 1,000 m (330 to 3,280 ft);[6] juveniles may be found in coastal waters such as fjords. The adults are slow-moving, gregarious fish, of some commercial importance. They reach 1 m (3 ft 3 in), though most only are about half that length.[6] They are viviparous. While the young fish are of brownish color, the adults are bright red.

The rose fish appeared on a 15-pfennig stamp of West Germany in 1964.

In 2010, Greenpeace International added the rose fish to its seafood red list.[7] It is also on WWF's list of fish species to avoid.[8]

One of the main fishing areas of the rose fish is the Irminger Sea between Iceland and southeastern Greenland.


  1. ^ food university
  2. ^ ask the meat man
  3. ^ RTL international
  4. ^ Browne trading
  5. ^ "Sebastes marinus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 24 January 2006. 
  6. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Sebastes norvegicus" in FishBase. 6 2012 version.
  7. ^ Greenpeace International Seafood Red list
  8. ^ Kinkartz, Sabine (5 April 2014). "EU demand for fish exceeds sustainable supply". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 8 October 2014.