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Polyprion americanus

Polyprion americanusis commonly referred to as Wreckfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!.


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lexID:
4515 
AphiaID:
126998 
Scientific:
Polyprion americanus 
German:
Wrackbarsch 
English:
Wreckfish 
Category:
Havbarser 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Polyprionidae (Family) > Polyprion (Genus) > americanus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch & Schneider, ), 1801 
Size:
bis zu 210cm 
Temperature:
17°C - 20°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-05 18:35:00 

Info

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: Norway to South Africa,including the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde, and Tristan da Cunha. Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada and Gulf of Maine to North Carolina, USA.
Recorded from Uruguay to Argentina.
Western Indian Ocean: St. Paul and Amsterdam islands.
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand

Adults prefer to inhabit caves and shipwrecks Juveniles congregate below floating objects. Usually solitary. Feed on large crustaceans, cephalopods and benthic fishes.
Spawn in the summer.
Are primary gonochorists.
Marketed fresh or frozen; eaten steamed, fried, broiled, boiled, microwaved and baked

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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