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 (sə-răn′ĭd, sĕr′ə-nĭd)
adj. & n.
Any of various fishes of the family Serranidae, including groupers and sea bass.

[From New Latin Serranidae, family name, from Latin serra, saw, sawfish.]


(səˈrænɪd; ˈsɛrə-) or


(Animals) any of numerous mostly marine percoid fishes of the family Serranidae: includes the sea basses, sea perches, groupers, and jewfish
(Zoology) of or belonging to the family Serranidae
[C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish]


(səˈreɪ nɪd, -ˈrɑ-, -ˈræn ɪd)

1. any of numerous percoid fishes of the family Serranidae, living chiefly in warm seas, including the sea basses and groupers.
2. belonging or pertaining to the family Serranidae.
[1895–1900; < New Latin Serranidae=Serran(us) a genus (Latin serr(a) sawfish + -ānus -an1) + -idae -id2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serranid - marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
family Serranidae, Serranidae - marine fishes: sea basses; sea perches; groupers; jewfish
Morone americana, white perch, silver perch - small silvery food and game fish of eastern United States streams
Morone interrupta, yellow bass - North American freshwater bass resembling the larger marine striped bass
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
soapfish - fishes with slimy mucus-covered skin; found in the warm Atlantic coastal waters of America
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Such cooperative "egg trading" behavior has been observed in several serranid fish species as well as in polychaete worms (external fertilizers) (Fischer, 1980; Axelrod and Hamilton, 1981; Sella and Ramella, 1999; Sella and Lorenzi, 2000; Erisman and Allen, 2006; Crowley and Hart, 2007; Hart et al.
For this group of species, implementing minimum size limits and quotas for catch would be impractical, not only because barotrauma experienced by fish upon release causes a significant rate of mortality but also because this fishery includes a number of different serranid species (senior author, unpubl.
curtus has previously been recorded in another serranid fish: Mycteroperca bonaci (Poey, 1860) in the littoral of Bahia and Espirito Santo (Luque et al.
Joy and Jones (1973) observed similar ulceration on a serranid fish where Lernaea cruciata infestation was observed accompanied by an inflammatory response characterized by an extensive proliferation of fibrous connective tissue elements wherein both the dermis and musculature of the host were involved.
2005) documented that warm water conditions resulted in an unusually heavy infestation of philometrid nematodes which can function as a threat to the serranid fish population as these parasitic nematodes decreased the spawning capacity of serranids.
A second species of small planktivorus serranid, originally described as Serranus incisus by Colin (1978), was transferred to Parasphyraenops by Johnson & Smith-Vaniz (1987).
Large lutjanid and serranid fishes in tropical estuaries: Are they adults or juveniles?
Coral trouts of the genus Plectropomus are members of the serranid subfamily Epinephelinae, which are commonly known as groupers [7].
Red hind, Epinephelus guttatus, another serranid demonstrating transient spawning behavior, also showed variability in spawning migration distance (e.
Serranid fishes represented 44% of the bycatch in the EGM.