Atlantic Wreckfish Polyprion americanus

Atlantic Wreckfish
Atlantic Wreckfish
Atlantic Wreckfish
The Atlantic Wreckfish, also called the Stone Bass (as is the Atlantic Shadefish) although it is not in the Bass/Grouper family, is native to deep water of the western and eastern Atlantic, including the Mediterranean, and to the southwestern Pacific and Indian Oceans. It lives in caves and around shipwrecks, the latter giving its common name. A big fish, it can reach 2 metres (7 feet) long. It has a silvery grey topside and white underside. A long-lived species (possibly to 90 years), adults are solitary and prey is other fish, octopus and even small sharks (swallowed whole).