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wreckfish Line breaks: wreck|fish

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Definition of wreckfish in English:

noun (plural same or wreckfishes)

A large heavy-bodied fish of warm Atlantic waters, the young of which are often found near driftwood or wreckage.
  • Polyprion americanus, family Serranidae
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • The Medas Islands are well-known for big shoals of yellow-striped saupe and saddled bream, but most notable among their fish are the mero, dusky perch or wreckfish, otherwise known as the grouper.
  • Sea salmons, sea basses and wreckfishes get very large in size and can be caught in any time of the year.
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