The copper rockﬁsh is a member of the Scorpaenidae family and is a widely distributed, hardy species. It often appears in aquarium displays.
The body of the copper rockﬁsh is moderately deep and compressed. The head is large, with a slightly curved upper proﬁle; the mouth is large, and the lower jaw projects slightly. Its coloring is copper brown to orange tinged with pink. The back two-thirds of the sides along the lateral line are light, the belly is white, and there are usually two dark bands radiating backward from each eye.
This species can attain a length of 22 to 23 inches and a weight of 10 pounds.
Copper rockfish are ovoviviparous, like all species in the genus Sebastes.
Food and feeding habits
The diet of copper rockfish includes snails, worms, squid, octopus, crabs, shrimp, and ﬁsh.
never die, whitebelly, chucklehead, rock cod, bass.
The copper rockﬁsh occurs from the San Benitos Islands, Baja California, to the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
This ﬁsh is commonly found in shallow rocky and sandy areas and is generally caught at depths of less than 180 feet; however, some have been taken as deep as 600 feet.