Reevaluation of the interpretation of annuli from otoliths of a long-lived fish, Anoplopoma fimbria
Sablefish or blackcod, Anoplopoma fimbria
, a marine species of the shelf and slope of the North Pacific Ocean, are found in commercial quantities from northern Mexico to Alaska and as far west as eastern Siberia (Kimura et al.
Species Scientific name Main depth range (m) Alfonsino Beryx splendens 300-600 Cardinalfish Epigonus telescopus 500-800 Rubyfish Plagiogeneion rubiginosum 250-450 Blue ling Molva dypterygia 250-500 Black scabbardfish Aphanopus carbo 600-800 Sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria
500-1,000 Pink maomao Caprodon spp.
N X 7 65 4 O X 2 57 16 Anoplopomatidae Anoplopoma fimbria
O X 2 247 10 (Sablefish) HEXAGRAMMIDAE Hexagrammos N X 1 235 decagrammus (Kelp S X 1 220 Greenling) Ophiodon elongatus N X 9 146 167 (Lingcod) S X X 4 181 66 O X X 56 219 29 COTTIDAE Hemilepidotus O X X 5 130 15 spinosus (Brown Irish Lord) Hemilepidotus O X 2 113 16 hemilepidotus (Red Irish Lord) Leptocottus N X X X 169 663 28 armatus (Pacific S X X X 13 168 24 Staghorn Sculpin) O X 3 113 15 Chitonotus O X 3 98 59 pugetensis (Roughback Sculpin) Radulinus O X 5 113 15 asprellus (Slim Sculpin) AGONIDAE Chesnonia N X X X 72 138 24.
, from Oregon coastal waters California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports, 35:160-174.
Soft flesh in sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria
, of southeastern Alaska: Relationships with depth, season, and biochemistry," by John F.
Larvae of Anoplopoma fimbria
(Scorpaeniformes: Anoplopomatidae) occur from off the coast of California to the Bering Sea, with a peak in abundance from May to August (Kendall and Matarese 1987).
Using trawls and traps, they found that sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria
, were the dominant finfish on each of the seamounts and that trap catch rates of sablefish were higher than those from NMFS survey sites off southeastern Alaska.
Other skates Rajiformes Pacific Cod Gadus macrocephalus Pacific Flatnose Antimora micolepis Pacific Grenadier Coryphaenoides acrolepis Pacific Hake Merluccius productus Pacific Halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis Pacific Ocean Perch Sebastes alutus Pacific Sanddab Citharichthys sordidus Petrale Sole * Eopsetta jordani Redbanded Rockfish Sebastes babcocki Rex Sole * Glyptocephalus zachirus Rosethorn Rockfish Sebastes helvomaculatus Sablefish * Anoplopoma fimbria
Shortspine Thornyhead * Sebastolobus alascanus Pacific Spiny Dogfish Squalus suckleyi Splitnose Rockfish Sebastes diploproa Spotted Ratfish Hydrolagus colliei Widow Rockfish Sebastes entomelas Yelloweye Rockfish Sebastes ruberrimus % of % of Common name inshore tows offshore tows Arrowtooth Flounder * 64.
Movement patterns of tagged sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria
, recovered on seamounts in the northeast Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Alaska.
Fecundity and other aspects of the reproduction Sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria
, in central California water.
Age validation and analysis of aging error from marked and recaptured sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria