Sebastes diaconus

Taxonavigation: Scorpaenoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Scorpaeniformes
Subordo: Scorpaenoidei

Familia: Sebastidae
Subfamilia: Sebastinae
Genus: Sebastes
Species: Sebastes diaconus

Name edit

Sebastes diaconus Frable et al., 2015

  • Holotype: OS 18901.
  • Paratypes: CAS 25336 (1); LACM 31942.008 (6); OS 18882 (1), 18883 (1), 18884 (4), 18885 (2), 18888 (1), 18889 (3), 18890 (3), 18893 (1), 18895 (2), 18897 (1); UW 44179 (1), 44330 (1).

Type locality: 1.8 km west of Seal Rock, OR, 44°29′49.38″N, 124°6′30.48″W, 20.9 m depth.

Etymology: The specific epithet diaconus is derived from the Latinized ancient Greek διa;κονος, the name for an acolyte or assistant to a priest. This name complements the species name of S. mystinus, which was intended to mean “priest” (Jordan and Evermann, 1898). This name highlights the similarity between the 2 species and the previous lack of differentiation.

Vernacular names edit

English: Deacon Rockfish

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