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ImageDeacon rockfish (Sebastes diaconus) were described by Frable et al. (2015) and separated out from the two former 'types' of blue rockfish. Formerly called the blue-sided type, this is now the deacon rockfish. It lacks big blotches on the main trunk.


Deacon rockfish (Sebastes diaconus)

Location (General):

Newport, Oregon

Site (Specific):

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Date taken:

September, 21 2013

Photo credit:

Steve Lonhart / NOAA MBNMS

View the Natural history for:
Sebastes diaconus
in SIMoN's Species Database.

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      Latitude: 44.61663369783048    Longitude: -124.04558211565018

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