23 June 2015

Wreckfish in the Gulf of Corinth

A juvenile wreckfish found at the surface in the open waters of the Gulf of Corinth, 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 by S. Bonizzoni)

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