sebastichthys ruber


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rockfish \Rock"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
   (a) Any one of several California scorpaenoid food fishes of
       the genus Sebastichthys, as the red rockfish
       (Sebastichthys ruber). They are among the most
       important of California market fishes. Called also {rock
       cod}, and garrupa.
   (b) The striped bass. See Bass.
   (c) Any one of several species of Florida and Bermuda
       groupers of the genus Epinephelus.
   (d) An American fresh-water darter; the log perch.
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   Note: The term is locally applied to various other fishes.
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