Sebastes rastrelliger

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Sebastes rastrelliger
Sebastes rastrelliger.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Sebastidae
Genus: Sebastes
Species: S.rastrelliger
Binomial name
Sebastes rastrelliger
D. S. Jordan & C. H. Gilbert, 1880

Sebastes rastrelliger is a species of fish in the rockfish family found in tide pools and on rocky bottoms in Eastern Pacific[1] It commonly known as a grass rockfish, grass rockcod, grass bass, or a grassy. Lives in the benthic zone and feeds on crustaceans and small fish. This fish is an ambush predator and waits hiding in kelp, rocks and holes until prey passes by. Its coloration can very from a mottled sandy brown, to a reddish brown to a dark green, depending on where it is holding to structure and feeding.

Grass Rock Fish (Sebastes rastrelliger) caught off the coast of Goleta California
Small Grass Rockfish


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Sebastes rastrelliger" in FishBase. February 2007 version.

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