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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.jpg Centroberyx affinis Redfish, eastern nannygai
Etocu u0.gif Etelis oculatus Queen snapper
Lutjanus buccanella SI.jpg Lutjanus buccanella Blackfin snapper
Lutjanus campechanus.png Lutjanus campechanus Red snapper
LutjErthy.png Lutjanus erythropterus Crimson snapper
Lutjanus malabaricus Malabar blood snapper
Lutjanus purpureus - pone.0010676.g083.png Lutjanus purpureus Southern red snapper
Lutjanus sebae in UShaka Sea World 0862a.jpg Lutjanus sebae Emperor red snapper
Lutjanus synagris.jpg Lutjanus synagris Lane snapper
Oncorhynchus nerka.jpg Oncorhynchus nerka Sockeye salmon
Vermilion snapper.jpg Rhomboplites aurorubens Vermillion snapper
Sebastes fasciatus.png Sebastes fasciatus Acadian redfish
Sciaenops ocellatus (S0230) (12527956414).jpg Sciaenops ocellatus Red drum
Sebastes mentella.jpg Sebastes mentella Deep-water redfish
FMIB 46121 Bergylt.jpeg 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.