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Wreckfish (POLYPRION AMERICANUS)

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WRECKFISH / POLYPRION AMERICANUS
10 20 5.5 12.2 Belle Ile France 240802 J. Raimon
24 50 57.00 125.1 East Side Gibraltar 290799 C. Gomila
37 80 56.00 123.7 East Side Gibraltar 010799 E. Zammit
AT AT 57.00 125.10     290799 C. Gomila

The wreckfish (Polyprion americanus)

is a marine, bathydemersal, and oceanodromous fish in the family Polyprionidae. It is found in the Eastern and Western Atlantic Ocean, Western Indian Ocean, and in the Southwest Pacific Ocean.

Wreckfish Polyprion AmericanusA deep-water fish, wreckfish can be found on the ocean bottom at depths between 40 - 600 m. (130 - 2000 ft.), where they inhabit caves and shipwrecks (thus their name). They are largely a solitary fish, however juveniles will school below floating objects. Wreckfish are oviparous fish that spawn in the summer. They do not guard their eggs or juvenile young.

The diet of Wreckfish consist mainly of large ocean cephalopods, crustaceans, and other bottom-dwelling fishes. The fish are most important as a game fish, reaching a maximum reported length of 210 cm (7 ft.) and weight of 100 kg. (220 lbs.). They are also occasionally sold commercially both fresh and frozen

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