Wreckfish • Earth.com

Last update: September 19th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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.

Estuary to the Abyss: Exploring Along the Latitude 31-30 Transect: August 20 – September 1, 2004

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