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Class: Teleostei
Order: Perciformes/Serranoidei
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets

Genus: Serranus

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31 species
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Serranus accraensis Ghanean comber Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1931
Serranus aequidens Deepwater serrano Eastern Central Pacific. 20 TL 1890
Serranus aliceae Southwest Atlantic 6.7 SL 2013
Serranus annularis Orangeback bass Western Atlantic 9 TL 1880
Serranus atricauda Blacktail comber Eastern Atlantic 43.2 TL 1874
Serranus atrobranchus Blackear bass Western Atlantic 19 TL 1829
Serranus baldwini Lantern bass Western Atlantic 12 TL 1899
Serranus cabrilla Comber Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1758
Serranus chionaraia Snow bass Western Atlantic 5 TL 1961
Serranus drewesi Eastern Atlantic 6.5 TL 2018
Serranus flaviventris Twinspot bass Western Atlantic 8 TL 1829
Serranus hepatus Brown comber Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1758
Serranus heterurus Eastern Atlantic 1937
Serranus huascarii Flag serrano Eastern Central Pacific. 1900
Serranus inexpectatus Eastern Central Atlantic 9.2 TL 2018
Serranus luciopercanus Crosshatch bass Western Central Atlantic 12 SL 1852
Serranus maytagi Western Atlantic 1961
Serranus notospilus Saddle bass Western Atlantic 10 TL 1935
Serranus novemcinctus Barred rockcod Western Indian Ocean 32 TL 1864
Serranus phoebe Tattler Western Atlantic 20 TL 1851
Serranus psittacinus Barred serrano Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1846
Serranus pulcher Eastern Central Atlantic 7.8 SL 2016
Serranus sanctaehelenae St. Helena comber Eastern Central Atlantic 1895
Serranus scriba Painted comber Eastern Atlantic 36 SL 1758
Serranus socorroensis Socorro serrano Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL 1992
Serranus stilbostigma Southeast Pacific 1890
Serranus subligarius Belted sandfish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1870
Serranus tabacarius Tobaccofish Western Atlantic 22 TL 1829
Serranus tico Eastern Pacific, Isla del 8.5 SL 1998
Serranus tigrinus Harlequin bass Western Atlantic 29 FL 1790
Serranus tortugarum Chalk bass Western Atlantic 8 TL 1935

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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013