Pygmy rockfish

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Pygmy rockfish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Sebastidae
Genus: Sebastes
Species: S. wisoni
Binomial name
Sebastes wilsoni
(C. H. Gilbert, 1915)
Synonyms

Sebastodes wilsoni (Gilbert, 1915)

The Pygmy rockfish (Sebastes wilsoni) 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 spines.

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