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Redfish is a common name for several species of fish.[1] It is most commonly applied to certain deep-sea rockfish in the genus Sebastes, red drum from the genus Sciaenops or the reef dwelling snappers in the genus Lutjanus. It is also applied to the slimeheads or roughies (family Trachichthyidae), and the alfonsinos (Berycidae).

Species known as "Redfish"
Image Species Other common names
Centroberyx affinis Redfish, eastern nannygai
Etelis oculatus Queen snapper
Lutjanus buccanella Blackfin snapper
Lutjanus campechanus Red snapper
Lutjanus erythropterus Crimson snapper
Lutjanus malabaricus Malabar blood snapper
Lutjanus purpureus Southern red snapper
Lutjanus sebae Emperor red snapper
Lutjanus synagris Lane snapper
Oncorhynchus nerka Sockeye salmon
Rhomboplites aurorubens Vermillion snapper
Sebastes fasciatus Acadian redfish
Sciaenops ocellatus Red drum
Sebastes mentella Deep-water redfish
Sebastes norvegicus Ocean perch, rose fish
Sebastes viviparus Norway redfish


  1. ^ Beckman, D.W. (2013). Marine Environmental Biology and Conservation. G - Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Series. Jones & Bartlett Learning. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-7637-7350-2. Retrieved June 30, 2021.