Sebastes melanops (Jordan & Gilbert, 1881) and Sebastes mystinus (Girard, 1856); SEBASTIDAE FAMILY; black rockfish are also called black snapper, black bass, nero, cherna, bass rockfish; blue rockfish are also called priestfish, bluefish, blue perch
Two species are being added as one category as they are often confused and they have over-lapping distributions throughout most of their range. The black rockfish range extends farthest north, to the Amchitka and Aleutian Islands. Both can be caught as far south as Baja California, Mexico. Both are shallow water reef-associated species, usually...