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Widow rockfish

Summary
The widow rockfish (Sebastes entomelas), or brown bomber, is a species of marine ray-finned fish belonging to the subfamily Sebastinae, the rockfishes, part of the family Scorpaenidae. It is found in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Taxonomy The widow rockfish was first formally described as Sebastichthys entomelas in 1880 by the American ichthyologists David Starr Jordan and Charles Henry Gilbert with the type locality given as deepwater outside of Monterey Bay, California. Some authorities place this species in the subgenus Acutomentum. The specific name entomelas is a compound of entos meaning “within” and melas which means “black” an allusion to the “jet-black” peritoneum of this species. Description The widow rockfish has an elongate and compressed, scale covered body which has a depth which is around one third of its standard length. The head is relatively short, and the upper profile is slightly curved. The mouth is relatively small, the lower jaw projects s
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