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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.