Ocean perch (Sebastes norvegicus)
|Researched by||Morvan Barnes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Sebastes marinus|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound off the coasts of Scotland and north-east England.
HabitatThe ocean perch is a pelagic species usually found at depths over 100 m. Juveniles may be found in shallower, inshore waters.
- Up to 1 m in length.
- Dorsal fin with 14-16 strong spines at the front and as many soft rays at the back.
- Anal fin with 3 spines and about 8 soft rays.
- Bright red colouration with dusky area behind the opercle.
- Lower preopercular spine is directed downward and slightly backward.
- More than 55 oblique scale rows below the lateral line.
Additional informationThe ocean perch, also known as the golden redfish, can be distinguished from the small redfish Sebastes viviparous by its larger size but also by not having several large dark lateral bands like those of Sebastes viviparous.
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Last Updated: 02/06/2008