Wreckfish or stone bass (Polyprion americanus)
|Researched by||Morvan Barnes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded in the eastern English Channel but may be found throught British and Irish waters with the exception of the southern North Sea area.
HabitatThe wreckfish is a demersal offshore species usually found off rocky and sandy bottoms at a depth range of 100-200 m. Younger individuals may be epipelagic.
- Deep robust body up to 2 m in length.
- Large head with a bony ridge across the opercle.
- Longer pelvic fins than pectoral fins.
- Uniform bluish-grey to brown in colour.
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Last Updated: 02/06/2008