Rougheye rockfish (Sebastes aleutianus) are common to waters of the upper continental slope and along the edge of the continental shelf.  They occur at depths of 80 to 2900 feet, with the greatest number occurring from 160 to 1500 feet, over gravel, rocky or boulder type substrate associated with gullies, canyons and depressions.  Rougheye rockfish are commonly caught with Pacific Ocean perch and shortraker rockfish.  Males mature at 16 inches and females mature at 18 inches achieving a maximum length of 38 inches.  Rougheye rockfish are distinguished by 2 to 10 spines below the eye on the rim of the orbit.  Their color varies and is most often dominated by red with dark blotches, but the body maybe colored with dusky grayish black with red mottling head from the gill plate forward.  They have red fins that may have dark edges.  Rougheye rockfish are commonly referred to as blacktip rockfish.  Rougheye rockfish are one of the longer lived rockfish living as long as 207 years.

Rougheye rockfish:

Date......Depth....From:.....To:.............................Date..Depth..From:..........To:...................................

07/29/83  639   4304.2     12451.1     4305.4     124 50.3*

07/17/95  718   4314.14   12516.68   4312.66   12516.97*

08/01/83  580   4317.3     12440.3     4315.7     12441.2*

08/01/83  665   4323.6     12439.2     4324.7     12438.4*

08/02/83  659   4328.7     12436.3     4330.0     12435.2*

08/08/86  587   4331.9     12432.5     4333.4     12432.6*

08/02/83  718   4332.8     12435.1     4331.3     12435.6*

08/02/83  672   4333.9     12434.2     4335.4     12434.1*

08/08/86  649   4334.8     12433.5     4333.3     12433.9*

07/18/95  574   4335.29   12527.82   4333.72   12527.48*

07/27/83  442   4235.5     12440.4     4233.9     12440.5*

08/02/83  948   4336.5     12436.9     4338.0     12436.4*

08/03/83  629   4340.0     12433.1     4338.2     12433.0*

08/09/86  449   4346.6     12430.2     4348.0     12430.2*

08/03/83  679   4347.5     12434.2     4349.0     12434.2*

08/04/83  636   4351.7     12434.2     4350.0     12434.1*

07/06/98  620   4353.10   12434.58   4354.67   12435.12*

08/09/83  689   4354.1     12436.7     4355.2     12438.1*

08/09/86  678   4355.1     12450.8     4354.4     12449.0*

08/10/83  492   4401.2     12436.0     4359.7     12436.0*

08/11/83  419   4403.4     12433.6     4402.6     12431.6*

08/12/86  688   4429.4     12443.9     4428.2     12444.6   

07/21/95  964   4435.21   12520.43   4433.69   12520.89*

07/21/95  1082 4435.56   12514.67   4434.32   12516.01*

08/17/83  564   4448.2     12430.1     4446.5     12430.7*

07/23/95  721   4454.01   12532.54   4455.36   12533.92*

07/13/98  505   4503.54   12415.16   4505.04   12414.68*

08/22/83  1079 4504.4     12425.1     4505.9     12424.8*

08/22/83  1108 4504.9     12428.8     4506.0     12430.5*

07/13/98  531   4515.57   12413.68   4514.04   12413.70*

08/21/83  1063 4516.2     12421.6     4517.5     12422.3*

08/21/83  574   4516.4     12415.4     4514.9     12414.7*

07/14/98  541   4525.05   12416.43   4523.45   12416.29*

08/23/83  1036 4527.0     12427.1     4528.5     12427.7*

07/26/95  538   4533.92   12539.92   4535.48   12539.46*

07/15/98  564   4535.74   12423.30   4534.47   12422.77*

07/28/95  587   4543.22   12531.83   4544.63   12530.85*

07/28/95  623   4544.94   12526.80   4543.98   12528.57*

07/15/98  771   4545.72   12439.27   4544.87   12441.34*

07/15/98  570   4545.21   12429.90   4543.94   12428.27*

08/16/86  534   4549.0     12428.3     4547.4     12428.8*

08/16/86  472   4551.0     12419.9     4552.6     12419.9*

07/16/98  495   4552.87   12429.48   4554.33   12429.96*

07/27/95  508   4553.00   12530.24   4554.44   12530.22*

07/16/98  459   4553.72   12421.21   4555.12   12421.99*

07/28/95  479   4553.79   12538.85   4554.80   12537.07*

07/28/95  498   4554.62   12534.45   4553.15   12533.25*

08/16/86  456   4555.6     12420.8     4557.0     12421.3*

08/16/86  442   4557.9     12421.3     4559.4     12421.0*

08/17/86  472   4600.8     12427.4     4602.2     12427.1*

08/22/83  629   4602.2     12439.7     4600.7     12440.2*

08/17/86  442   4602.2     12446.4     4604.4     12426.0*

07/29/95  570   4604.09   12522.18   4605.69   12522.02*

07/19/98  564   4605.18   12438.18   4603.59   12438.13*

08/17/86  439   4607.6     12428.6     4606.1     12428.9*

07/19/98  794   4614.44   12424.64   4615.77   12424.01*

07/29/95  1036 4615.46   12535.28   4613.97   12534.83*

08/26/83  738   4616.8     12420.9     4617.8     12422.8*

08/27/83  689   4620.7     12435.6     4621.9     12435.8*

07/31/95  423   4632.83   12532.01   4634.51   12531.95

07/20/98  410   4632.85   12427.46   4634.40   12427.69*

08/01/95  757   4633.90   12528.43   4634.42   12527.63*

08/01/95  908   4634.15   12524.81   4634.22   12526.81*

08/01/95  702   4634.42   12527.20   4633.41   12529.47*

07/21/98  734   4634.63   12433.78   4634.24   12435.95*

08/19/86  396   4634.8     12426.7     4635.6     12428.5*

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