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[rek-fish] /ˈrɛkˌfɪʃ/
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.
Origin of wreckfish
1875-80; wreck + -fish Unabridged
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  • The wreckfish fishery is managed with a quota system in addition to the spawning season closure and gear restrictions.
  • Offshore bottom fishing is still good for tilefish, grouper and wreckfish.
British Dictionary definitions for wreckfish


noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
another name for stone bass
Word Origin
so called because it is often found near wrecked ships
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