family Serranidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Serranidae - marine fishes: sea basses; sea perches; groupers; jewfish
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
serranid, serranid fish - marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters
genus Morone, Morone - carnivorous fresh and salt water fishes
sea bass - any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
genus Synagrops, Synagrops - a genus of Serranidae
genus Roccus, Roccus - a genus of Serranidae
genus Serranus, Serranus - type genus of the Serranidae: mostly small Pacific sea basses
Epinephelus, genus Epinephelus - genus of groupers or sea bass
genus Paranthias, Paranthias - a genus of Serranidae
genus Rypticus, Rypticus - a genus of fish of the family Serranidae, including soapfishes
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curtus has previously been recorded in another serranid fish: Mycteroperca bonaci (Poey, 1860) in the littoral of Bahia and Espirito Santo (Luque et al., 1998), demonstrating the specificity of this sea lice for the fishes of the family Serranidae in the Atlantic Ocean.
The genus Acanthistius, included in the speciose family Serranidae (Nelson, 2006; but see Smith and Craig, 2007), is represented by 2 species in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean: Acanthistius brasilianus, which ranges from 15[degrees]S (Brazil) to 36[degrees]S (Uruguay) (Irigoyen et al., 2008) and Acanthistius patachonicus, which ranges from 23[degrees]S in Brazil to 48[degrees]S on the Argentine shelf (Irigoyen et al., 2008), at depths of 0-100 m (Cousseau and Perrotta, 2000).
The family Serranidae (Perciformes) is one of the largest perciform families with 5 subfamilies, 64 genera and 529 valid species (Eschmeyer & Fong, 2012).
Color patterns have often been used as key characters for identifying species within the family Serranidae (Heemstra and Randall 1993).

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