Sebastiscus marmoratus (Cuvier, 1829)
False kelpfish
Sebastiscus marmoratus
photo by Cook, D.C.

Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastinae
Max. size:  36.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,800.0 g
Environment:  demersal; marine, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Western Pacific: southern Hokkaido, Japan to the Philippines.
Biology:  Found near shore, on rock bottom (Ref. 11230). Commercially cultured in Japan. Viviparous (Ref. 34817). Anterolateral glandular grooves with venom gland (Ref. 57406).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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