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Scorpaeniformes - Scorpaenidae

Sebastes melanops (Black Rockfish)

Illustration Meristics Life History ELH Descr. Distribution Footnotes
More information for this taxon at: LarvalBase | FishBase | Univ. Washington Data

BONY PARTS (min-mode-max)

VertebraeGill Rakers and Branchiostegal Rays
Total 26 - 26 - 26Upper Gill Rakers9 - 11 - 13
Precaudal11 - 11 - 11Lower Gill Rakers23 - 26 - 28
Caudal15 - 15 - 15Branchiostegal Rays7 - 7 - 7

FIN COUNTS (min-mode-max)

Fin (position)SpinesRaysCaudal Fin Counts
Pelvic (Thoracic)1 - 1 - 15 - 5 - 5Caudal Upper Secondary 12 - 12 - 12
Dorsal13 - 13 - 1413 - 15 - 16Caudal Upper Principal8 - 8 - 8
Pectoral NA18 - 19 - 20 Caudal Lower Principal7 - 7 - 7
Anal3 - 3 - 37 - 8 - 9Caudal Lower Secondary 12 - X - 13

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last updated: August 2019