Last update: February 17th, 2020 at 8:00 am
Steep rocky slopes and caves are habitats for wreckfish (above) and red bream.
They are deep-water marine fish and can be found on the ocean bottom, where they inhabit caves and shipwrecks.
Their scientific name is from Greek poly meaning “many” and prion meaning “saw”, a references to their prominent spiny fins. They stay together in schools of at least five.
Also wreckfish are a long-lived commercial species in the Mediterranean, the south-eastern Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean.
Also the fish is commonly known as chernia in Spanish-speaking Latin America, and as cherne in Portugal.