Definition of serranid in English:


Line breaks: ser|ranid
Pronunciation: /səˈranɪd
, ˈsɛrə-/


  • A fish of the sea bass family (Serranidae), whose members are predatory marine fish with a spiny dorsal fin.
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    • The Epinephelinae serranids are comprised of about 159 species in 15 genera and are represented in all oceans.
    • The family contains about 450 species of serranids in 64 genera, including the sea basses and the groupers (subfamily Epinephelinae).
    • Serranids are amongst the most curious and inquisitive marine fishes.


mid 20th century: from modern Latin Serranidae (plural), from the genus name Serranus, from Latin serra 'saw'.

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