wreckfish

NOUN
  1. brown fish of the Atlantic and Mediterranean found around rocks and shipwrecks
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How To Use wreckfish In A Sentence

  • The main food species of wreckfish in southern Brazil were the hake Merluccius hubbsi, the Argentine shortfin squid Illex argentinus and the red-crab Chaceon notialis.
  • Sea salmons, sea basses and wreckfishes get very large in size and can be caught in any time of the year.
  • During the 1990s, the wreckfish population steadily dropped, decreasing more than 90% under heavy fishing and no regulation.
  • Top predators like the wreckfishes are known as keystone species and they tend to keep populations of other species lower on the food web in proper check and also healthier, by preying on the weak and sick.
  • Yet a submersible visit to the bottom revealed three-foot long wreckfish, large barrelfish and bizarre forms of corals and sponges bending into the current to scoop up the sparse plankton drifting in the Gulf Stream.
  • The quota system prompted derby-style fishing, where fishermen competed to catch as much wreckfish as possible before the quota was met.
  • Once thought to be related to the other basses found in the area (kelp bass, barred sand bass), giant sea bass are now more properly grouped with the wreckfishes, Family Polyprionidae.
  • Dominant fishes include representatives of families that are typical of hard bottom, such as congers, moras, scorpionfishes, and wreckfishes.
  • As I made my way over the side to view the stern and see where the propeller had been at 24m, a large grouper, a real wreckfish, discreetly slipped away.
  • Preliminary results show wreckfish consumed predominantly squids and teleost fishes, while both Beryx species consumed mainly squid and shrimps.
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