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Rockfish is a common term for several species of fish, referring to their tendency to hide among rocks.

The name rockfish is used for many kinds of fish used for food.[1] This common name belongs to several groups that are not closely related, and can be arbitrary.[2]

Specific examples of fish termed rockfish include:


  1. ^ Rockfish Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.
  2. ^ Leschin-Hoar, C. Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business? National Public Radio. 30 July 2015.
  3. ^ List of Rockfish (Scorpaenidae) Species. AFSC Guide to Rockfishes. Alaska Fisheries Science Center. NOAA.
  4. ^ Rockfish (Sebastes spp.). Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  5. ^ "Rockfish | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife". Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  6. ^ Davidson, Alan (2003). North Atlantic Seafood: A Comprehensive Guide with Recipes (2nd ed.). Ten Speed Press (published 1979). p. 86. ISBN 978-1-58008-450-5.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)