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False kelpfish, Sebastiscus marmoratus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Sebastidae
Genus: Sebastiscus
D. S. Jordan & Starks, 1904
Type species
Sebastiscus marmoratus[1]

Sebastiscus is a genus of rockfishes native to the western Pacific Ocean. They are collectively called sea ruffes and resemble the sea perches (Sebastes), but are usually smaller and have a different pattern.


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Kendall Jr, Arthur W. (2000). "An historical review of Sebastes taxonomy and systematics" (PDF). Marine Fisheries Review. 62 (2): 1–23.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Sebastiscus in FishBase. December 2012 version.