Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Serraninae
Etymology: Serranus: Latin, serran, serranus, saw and a fish of genus Serranus (Ref. 45335); aliceae: Named for the dear daughter of the second author, Alice; noun in apposition.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 28 - 70 m (Ref. 95046). Tropical, preferred ?
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95046)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters:
circumpeduncular scales 20 or 21; total gill rakers on first branchial arch 23-29; cheek-scales rows 5 or 6; color of live specimens, reddish with a broad, conspicuous, white stripe from post-orbital region to the caudal-fin base and a white abdomen (Ref. 95046).
Inhabits the deeper portion of coastal reefs, usually below 30 m, and is often observed hovering
at a short distance above rocks, sand or rubble (Ref. 95046).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Carvalho Filho, A. and C.E.L. Ferreira, 2013. A new species of dwarf sea bass, genus Serranus (Serranidae: Actinopterygii), from the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 11(4):809-814. (Ref. 95046)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00191 - 0.01148), b=3.14 (2.93 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .