Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Serranoidei
(Groupers) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Etymology: Serranus: Latin, serran, serranus, saw and a fish of genus Serranus (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Pacific, Isla del Coco.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11482)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Bluish brown head with a pair of red-orange stripes on snout and behind eye; about 8 bars on side of body, red on upper half and bright yellow below, the bars may coalesce to form more or less solid red area, in which case the yellow portions have the appearance of a row of vertically elongate rectangular blotches; across the caudal peduncle is a whitish bar and a red base (Ref. 11482).
Inhabits sand-rubble fringe of reefs (Ref. 11482).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2010. Catalog of fishes. Updated internet version of 25 October 2010. Catalog databases of CAS cited in FishBase (website). (Ref. 85815)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00514 - 0.02340), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 111 [57, 220] mg/100g; Iron = 0.818 [0.422, 1.444] mg/100g; Protein = 18.2 [16.3, 19.9] %; Omega3 = 0.212 [0.122, 0.362] g/100g; Selenium = 31.8 [16.2, 61.9] μg/100g; VitaminA = 166 [52, 585] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.78 [1.16, 2.60] mg/100g (wet weight);