Latin name

Sebastes caurinus

Other names

Never die, whitebelly, chucklehead, rock cod, bass.


Body is moderately deep and compressed. The head is large, with slightly curved upper profile. Mouth large, lower jaw slightly protruding. Coloration is copper-brown to orange with pink tint. The posterior two-thirds of the flanks along the lateral line are light, the belly is white, and there are usually two dark stripes running backward from each eye.


Occurs from the San Benitos Islands, Baja California, to the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.


This fish is usually found in shallow rocky and sandy areas and is caught in depths of less than 180 feet, but some specimens have been caught in depths of up to 600 feet.


This species can reach a length of 22 to 23 inches and weigh up to 10 pounds.

Life history and Behavior

Rockfish, Copper, are oviparous, as are all species of the genus Sebastes.

Food and feeding habits

The fish's diet includes snails, worms, squid, octopus, crabs, shrimp, and fish.


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Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Squad Scorpaeniformes
Family Scorpaenidae
Genus Sebastes
Species S. caurinus
Conservation status Least Concern
Habitat Pelagic
Life span, years 55
Maximum body weight, kg 2.74
Maximum length, cm 58
Sailing speed, m/s No information
Threat to people Edible
Way of eating Predator

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Rockfish, Copper

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