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Polyprion americanus

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lexID:
4515 
Scientific:
Polyprion americanus 
German:
Wrackbarsch 
English:
Wreckfish 
Category:
Havabbor 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Polyprionidae (Family) > Polyprion (Genus) > americanus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch & Schneider, ), 1801 
Occurrence:
the Canary Islands, Pacific Ocean, Atlanderhavet, Øst, Atlanterhavet, Vest, Australia, Brasil, Canada , Europakysten, Island , Kapp Verde, Kina, Middelhavet, New Zealand, Sør-Amerika , USA, Vest-Afrika 
Size:
bis zu 210cm 
Temperature:
17°C - 20°C 
Food:
Predatory, Frossenmat , Hummer, Krepsdyr, Languster, Sepia, Små fisk, stor fisk 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-05 18:35:00 

Husbandry

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: Norway to South Africa,including the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde, and Tristan da Cunha. Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada and Gulf of Maine to North Carolina, USA.
Recorded from Uruguay to Argentina.
Western Indian Ocean: St. Paul and Amsterdam islands.
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand

Adults prefer to inhabit caves and shipwrecks Juveniles congregate below floating objects. Usually solitary. Feed on large crustaceans, cephalopods and benthic fishes.
Spawn in the summer.
Are primary gonochorists.
Marketed fresh or frozen; eaten steamed, fried, broiled, boiled, microwaved and baked

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