| ||Sebastes marinus (nonLinnaeus) Ryder, 1887, in Hureau and Litvinenko, 1986.|
| ||Sebastes marinus mentella Andriashev, 1954: 333.|
|En - Beaked redfish, Fr - Sébaste du Nord, Sp - Gallineta nórdica.|
3Alpha Code: REB Taxonomic Code: 1780100112|
|Preorbital bone with 1 or 2 spinous points over maxilla; suborbital ridge without spine and generally weakly marked; supplemental preopercular spine absent; all 5 preopercular spines about equal in length; supracleithral spine present; 2 opercular spines; other spines present include the nasal, pre, supra ant post-ocular and parietal. Symphyseal knob well developed and sharply projected. Lower preopercular spine directed mostly obliquely forward and downward. Front side of supra-occipital commissure with 2 or 3 pores.
Dorsal fin has 14-16 spines and 13-17 (mostly 14-15) soft rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 7-11 (more often 9 8) soft rays. Pectoral fin with 18-20 rays.
Lateral line with 32-40 (more often 34) scales.
Colour bright red.
|In the Norwegian Sea from Lofoten Is., northward to the western and northern coasts of Spitsbergen, in te southern part of the Barents Sea, rarely to 35° E, on the Iceland-Faroes Ridge, around Iceland and along the coast of Greenland. Elsewhere from the south-eastern coast of Baffin Is., southward to latitude of Long Island.|
|Habitat and Biology|
|Benthic and bathypelagic species, mostly offshore, not rare above the great ocean depths;found between 300 and 1000 m.Gregarious throughout life.Feeds on euphausiids, hyperiids, cephalopods, chaetognaths and small fishes.|
Ovoviviparous; insemination of the females in August-September (Barents Sea) or from September to mid-December (off Iceland); fertilization of the oocytes during January-February (Barents Sea) or in March (Iceland); release of larvae in April-May or June.
|Attains about 55 cm; usually to 40 cm.|
|Interest to Fisheries|
|Below of the 500 m depth replaced to Sebastes marinus (Linnaeus, 1758).|
Utilized fresh and frozen; eaten fried, broiled, microwaved and baked.
Hureau, J.-C., & N.I. Litvinenko. - 1986Scorpaenidae In: P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds). Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean (FNAM). Unesco, Paris. Vol. III: 1211-1229.
Leim, A. H., & B. Scott - 1966Fishes of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Fisheries Research Board of Canada. .
Bulletin nº 155: 485 pp.