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American lobster

American lobster

Yelloweye rockfish

Yelloweye rockfish

Red sea urchin

Red sea urchin

Fish-eating anemone

Fish-eating anemone

Giant green anemone

Giant green anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Plumose sea anemone

Yelloweye rockfish

Yelloweye rockfish

Facts

LatinSebastes ruberrimus
Size104 cm
FoodFish, small crustaceans and benthic animals
HabitatReefs down to 500 m depth
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationEastern Pacific
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Get to know the yelloweye rockfish

The yelloweye rockfish can become over 1 meter long and weigh 18 kg. Its name derives from the yellow colour of its eyes.

Colour varies with age

The yelloweye rockfish can live to up to 120 years. It is one of the world's longest-lived fish species. As they grow older, they change colour. They are red when young, light orange as adults and pale yellow in old age.