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stone bass, wreckfish, Polyprion americanus(noun)
brown fish of the Atlantic and Mediterranean found around rocks and shipwrecks
a stone bass
The wreckfish are a family, Polyprionide, of perciform fish. They are deep-water marine fish and can be found on the ocean bottom, where they inhabit caves and shipwrecks. Their scientific name is from Greek poly meaning "many" and prion meaning "saw", a references to their prominent spiny fins. They stay together in schools of at least 5. The fish is commonly known as chernia in Spanish-speaking Latin America.
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