Beaked redfish

Sebastes mentella

Sebastes mentella, commonly known as Redfish or Ocean Perch, is a marine species found in the North Atlantic. They inhabit deep waters, often near the seabed, and are recognized for their vibrant red color. These fish have a varied diet, mainly feeding on smaller fish and zooplankton.

It occurs from Baffin Island south to Nova Scotia, around Greenland and Iceland, along the Iceland-Faroes ridge and northwards off Norway as far as Svalbard, Jan Mayen and the Barents Sea. This is a bathypelagic, oceanic species which is found at depths between 300 and 1,441 m (984 and 4,728 ft).

It typically reaches a maximum size of 47 cm and 1.3 kg, with a lifespan exceeding 70 years. The species spawns along the Eggakanten, from Great Britain to Bjørnøya, during March–April, feeding on plankton and fish.


The 15 colours of farmed salmonids by SalmoFan will help you to know more about the quality of salmon mean. SalmoFan was developed on the basis of the colour of fresh salmonid flesh, pigmented with Carophyll Pink (astaxanthin). The vast majority of Atlantic salmon is available on the world market is farmed (almost 99%). Light conditions can influence visual colour perception.

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