Serranus atrobranchus (Cuvier, 1829)
Blackear bass
Serranus atrobranchus
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Max. size:  19 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 219 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Florida and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to northern Brazil (Ref. 7251), southern Brazil to Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul (Ref. 47377).
Biology:  Synchronously hermaphroditic.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 August 2012 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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