Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Scorpaeniformes > Family Sebastidae > Subfamily Sebastinae > Genus Sebastes

Sebastes norvegicus (Ascanius, 1772)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SebastesCuvier, 1829accepted genus name

Species group names

Sebastes marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: red-fish sources: Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A): 1-37
 French: sébaste orangé sources: Nozères C., Archambault D., Chouinard P.-M., Gauthier J., Miller R., Parent E., Schwab P., Savard L., and Dutil J.-D. 2010. Identification guide for marine fishes of the estuary and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence and sampling protocols used during trawl surveys between 2004 and 2008. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2866: xi + 243 p
 Swedish: större kungsfisk


original description

Ascanius, P. 1767-1805. Icones rerum naturalium, ou figures enluminées d'histoire naturelle du Nord. Copenhagen, 1767-1806. 5 parts, 36 pp., 50 pls. Pt. 1 (1867), 22 pp., Pls. 1-10; 2 (1772), 8 pp., Pls. 11-20; 3 (1775), 6 pp., Pls. 21-30; 4 (1777), 6 pp., Pls. 31-40; 5 (1805), 8 pp., Pls. 41-50.

basis of record

Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fishes; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology.

additional source

Welshman, D., S. Kohler, J. Black and L. Van Guelpen. 2003. An atlas of distributions of Canadian Atlantic fishes.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (164 publications)
Barcode of Life (2 barcodes)
GenBank (10 nucleotides; 5 proteins)


Bailly, N. (2014). Sebastes norvegicus (Ascanius, 1772). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:151324




 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


Red List status LC 2008This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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