Greenstriped rockfish (Sebastes elongatus) are primarily a sedentary species and often perch on the bottom on rocky, mud, mudsand or sand substrate. They are also found suspended at midwater depths above the offshore reefs or over soft bottoms from a depth of 164 to 656 feet often in the company of greenspotted rockfish.
They attain a maximum length of 15 inches feeding on zooplankton and forage fish. The females live up 28 years of age and males live up to 37 years of age. They are colored with pinkish yellow body with 3 or 4 horizontal green stripes on the body with green streaks in the tail fin membranes. Because of their coloration, they are commonly referred to as the striped rockfish. As a food fish, the table quality of the greenstriped rockfish misses the mark. In California greenstriped rockfish are used as bait for the larger more desirable rockfish species, such as bocaccio or cowcod.
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