Sebastes chrysomelas

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Black-and-yellow rockfish
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Black-and-yellow rockfish in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Sebastidae
Genus: Sebastes
Species: S. chrysomelas
Binomial name
Sebastes chrysomelas
(D. S. Jordan & C. H. Gilbert, 1881)[1]

Sebastes chrysomelas, commonly known as the black-and-yellow rockfish, is a marine fish species of the family Sebastidae. It is found in rocky areas in the Pacific off California and Baja California. Although it is similar in appearance to the China rockfish, it lacks the China's long yellow streak. Its distribution is also more to the south than the China.[2]

The black-and-yellow rockfish has speckles that are similar to the China rockfish, but lacks the long yellow streak starting at the foredorsal fin curves.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Paul Humann (1996). Coastal Fish Identification California to Alaska. New World Publications, Inc. ISBN 1-878348-17-5.  page 27