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n.1.(Zool.) Any fish of the family Serranidæ, which includes the striped bass, the black sea bass, and many other food fishes.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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on a new serranoid fish, Epinephelus drummond-hayi, from the Bermudas and Florida.
A review of the fish genus Labracinus Schlegel, family Pseudochromidae, with notes on and illustrations of some related serranoid fishes.