Talk:Sebastes

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rockfish age?[edit]

The article says that rockfish can live to be over 200. I've heard they are very long lived, but how does one tell how old a fish is?

  • Like trees, you count the rings. Not literally cutting the fish in half, but bones and scales all grow rings that can be counted. In particular, the otoliths in the ear are good for that. Sabine's Sunbird talk 13:18, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Synonymy of Sebastes flammeus with Sebastes iracundus[edit]

Balanov et. al. (2004) demonstrated that Sebastes flammeus (Jordan & Starks, 1904) is a junior synonym of Sebastes iracundus (Jordan & Starks, 1904). Therefore, sink Sebastes flammeus into Sebastes iracundus.

Balanov, A. A., A. D. Kukhlevskii and V. A. Brykov, 2004. Sebastes flammeus (Jordan et Starks, 1904), a junior synonym of S. iracundus (Jordan et Starks, 1904), with the description of fish from southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk. Voprosy Ikhtiol. v. 44 (no. 1): 5-14. [In Russian. English transl. in J. Ichthyol. v. 44 (no. 1):1-9.]

Expanding[edit]

"Rockfish are an important sport and commercial fish, and many species have been overfished." This stuck out to me as something that could be expanded on. Maybe more on where they are overfished and why they are important. Coralshin (talk) 07:48, 23 February 2012 (UTC)