Wreckfish

Polyprion americanus

Polyprion americanus (Wreckfish)
Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Perciformes
        • Polyprionidae
          • Polyprion americanus
Distribution
Distribution map: Polyprion americanus (Wreckfish)

Habitat
Temperature:
no data found yet
Salinity:
Sseawater
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Growth
Length:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Weight:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
Syes
Morphology:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Swimming
Home range:
no data found yet
Depth:
S40.0-1,000.0 m
Speed:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Migration:
Soceanodromous
Type:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Sflexible
Organisation:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Aggression:
no data found yet
Handling
Farming frequency:
no data found yet
Farming stress:
no data found yet
Slaughter protocol:
no data found yet

Farming remarks

Polyprion americanus
Li0  ❘  Po0  ❘  Ce3

Polyprion americanus is a marine, bathydemersal, and oceanodromous fish belonging to the family Polyprionidae, having a worldwide distribution and living in deep waters. P. americanus is considered one of the most interesting new species for aquaculture diversification due to its fast growth, late reproductive maturation, high market price, and limited fisheries landings. However, the deep-water living behaviour, the difficulty in acquiring wild fish for initial broodstock formation, the lack of reproduction control in captivity, and the lack of any larval rearing protocols are serious bottlenecks. Further research is needed on both natural behaviour and physiological effects of farming practices in order to develop specific rearing conditions and provide recommendations for improving fish welfare.





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