Pacific Perch
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Scientific Name Sebastes alutus
Conservation Status Data Defficient
Family Chordata
Habitat North Pacific Rim
Food Plankton

The Pacific ocean perch (Sebastes alutus) has a wide distribution in the North Pacific from southern California around the Pacific rim to northern Honshū, Japan, including the Bering Sea. The species appears to be most abundant in northern British Columbia, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands (Allen and Smith 1988).

Adults are found primarily offshore on the outer continental shelf and the upper continental slope in depths 150-420 m.

Predators of adult Pacific ocean perch are likely sablefish, Pacific halibut, and sperm whales. Juveniles are consumed by seabirds, other rockfish, salmon, lingcod, and other large demersal fish.

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