Polyprion americanus


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Noun1.Polyprion americanus - brown fish of the Atlantic and Mediterranean found around rocks and shipwrecks
sea bass - any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
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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).
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.
In the western North Atlantic, alfonsinos are caught incidentally off the southeastern coast of the United States in the wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) fishery.
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.