0.083 0.085 Lophiidae Lophius americanas, goosefish 0.085 Trachichthyidae Gephyroberyx darwinii, big roughy 0.600 Macroramphosidae Macroramphosus scolopax, longspined snipefish 0.557 0.254 Scorpaenidae Scorpaena sp., scorpionfish 1.249 6.107 Triglidae Prionotus sp., searobin 0.004 0.085 Polyprionidae Polyprion americanus
, wreckfish 0.004 Serranidae Anthias nicholsi, yellowfin bass 10.667 1.442 Anthias sp.
Again this year, like last year, a short recreational fishing season for wreckfish, Polyprion americanus
(as seen on this magazine's cover) will open in Atlantic waters.
Based on growth zone counts of otolith thin-sections, the maximum age for Atlantic wreckfish (Polyprion americanus
) exceeds 70 years, with validation for the earliest growth from daily increments and margin type analyses (Peres and Haimovici 2004).
Feeding rates, growth performance and gametogenesis of wreckfish (Polyprion americanus
) kept in captivity.
Abstract--The wreckfish (Polyprion americanus
), a commercially important, long-lived, demersal fish, is found in the eastern Atlantic from Norway to South Africa and in the western Atlantic from the Grand Banks, Newfoundland, to Argentina.
Peres & Haimovici (2004), studying chernia's Polyprion americanus
(Bloch & Schneider) otoliths, considered it as a false band, and named it central area.
In the western North Atlantic, alfonsinos are caught incidentally off the southeastern coast of the United States in the wreckfish (Polyprion americanus
The former targeted the tilefish (Lopholatilus villarii), snowy grouper (Epinephelus niveatus), sandperch (Pseudopercis numida), and catfish (Genidens barbus); whereas the latter targeted mainly the wreckfish (Polyprion americanus
), but also produced important catches of Brazilian codling (Urophycis mystacea), red porgy (Pagrus pagrus), and pink cusk-eel (Genypterus brasiliensis) (Avila-da-Silva & Arantes, 2007; Haimovici et al., 2007).
Application of random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis for identification of grouper (Epinephelus guaza), wreck fish (Polyprion americanus
), and Nile perch (Lates niloticus).
Bluefish were then primarily exploited by purse seine but were also taken as bycatch in a gill-net fishery targeting wreckfish (Polyprion americanus
) and elasmobranchs.