06 May 2013

Juvenile wreckfish

These juvenile wreckfish were found hiding below a small wooden log near the island of Hydra, Greece.

Wreckfish Polyprion americanus often congregate below floating objects when young, whereas adults live on the bottom and prefer to inhabit caves and shipwrecks. They can grow up to about 2 m and weigh 100 kg.

(photo G. Bearzi)

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