The Idiotfish lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 201 - 1757 m environment.

in the fishery trade as the idiotfish because of its bug-eyed appearance, is now considered to be in danger. In the last ten years alone the population of S. altivelis has dropped an amazing 50 to 60 percent. More

idiotfish is a deep sea fish living of the coast of British Columbia and is an appreciated food item in parts of Asia. More

IDIOTFISH is an acceptable seafood name: "I am the Walrus, goo goo g'joob" (Lennon/McCartney) (P.S. More

idiotfish is laid to rest and is allowed to let dust gather on it while woodworm nibbles away at it's table legs. More

The poor idiotfish - nicknamed by fishermen for its gawky, bulbous eyes - might get the last laugh yet. More

If "the dorkfish" or "the idiotfish" were available fish personalities that would be me. I read the plaques in museums. More

while idiotfish*, but not seal meat, is a formally accepted name for Canadian seafood But more to the point, seal products may threaten human health. 1. Seal products may pose human health risks 2. More

Common names

Chancharro espinoso in Spanish (español)
Idiotfish in English
Karmazynek dlugokolcy in Polish (polski)
Longspine channel rockfish in English
longspine thornyhead in English
Rocote espinoso in Spanish (español)
Sébaste épineux in French (français)
шипощек длиннойглый in Russian (русский язык)
長棘鮶鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
長棘鮶鮋 in Unknown
长棘鲪鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
长棘鲪鲉 in Unknown

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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Sebastidae
Genus : Sebastolobus
Species : Sebastolobus altivelis
Authority : Gilbert, 1896