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Rockfish is a common term for fish of a number of species. Some may be named this for their hiding amongst rocks, bedeviling predators including man.
Specific examples of fish termed rockfish include:
- Sebastes, a genus of commercial fish that mainly inhabit the North Pacific but with a few species in the North Atlantic and southern oceans
- Sebastidae, a family of marine fishes that inhabit oceans around the world. Sebastes is a genus within this family.
- Acanthoclinus, a genus of fish from New Zealand
- Bull huss (Scyliorhinus stellaris), also known as rock salmon, a small shark from the northeast Atlantic
- Hexagrammos, a genus of greenling from the North Pacific
- Hypoplectrodes, a genus of serranids from southern oceans
- Salvelinus, a genus of salmonid fish
- Stonefish (Synanceia), a genus of venomous fishes from the Indo-Pacific
- Striped bass (Morone saxatilis), a species of fish from North America
- Groupers (Epinephelus), any of a number of genera in the subfamily Epinephelinae of the family Serranidae, in the order Perciformes.
- Scorpaena, e.g. Madeira rockfish (Scorpaena maderensis) a common Mediterranean species.
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