wreck fish


noun, plural wreckfishes (especially collectively) wreckfish.
a large brown fish, Polyprion americanus, of the sea bass family, inhabiting the Mediterranean Sea and tropical Atlantic Ocean, often occurring in groups near wrecks.
Also called stone bass.

1875–80; wreck + -fish

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wreckfish (ˈrɛkˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
another name for stone bass
[so called because it is often found near wrecked ships]

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