wreckfish

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wreckfish

(ˈrɛkˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) another name for stone bass
[so called because it is often found near wrecked ships]
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Noun1.wreckfish - 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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Though previously taxonomically classified as a sea bass (Serranidae), the giant sea bass is actually a wreckfish, in the family Polyprionidae (Shane et al.
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.