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Sebastes norvegicus - Meritxell Campos Canudas

NAME: Meritxell Campos Canudas

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COUNTRY: Espanya

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TITLE: Sebastes norvegicus

TECHNIQUE: Aquarel·la

YEAR: 2015


DESCRIPTION: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads) > Sebastinae

Etymology: Sebastes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable Found off the coast from 100-1000 m; juveniles found in fjords, bays and inshore waters. Normally trawled in deep water . Benthic . Feed mostly on euphausiids in summer; herrings in autumn and winter; capelins, herrings, euphausiids and ctenophores in spring. Gregarious throughout life. A slow growing species Ovoviviparous, gonads of male and female do not mature at the same time. The spermatozoa are kept in the ovary of the female after copulation until such time that the eggs ripen paving the way for fertilization . Copulation takes place in late summer or early autumn; in winter females give birth to 50,000-350,000 pelagic larvae of 8 mm length. Utilized fresh and frozen

CATEGORY: Estudiant