Serranus pulcher Wirtz & Iwamoto, 2016
Serranus pulcher
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Max. size:  7.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: with certainty in São Tomé Island and Príincipe. Probably present on the mainland coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea if DNA analyses of the specimen taken off Ghana show that it is this species.
Biology:  Found on hard bottoms (rock, gravel, coral rubble, or maerl) from about 1 m (juveniles) to at least 30 m depth (Ref. 114584).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2018 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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