Serranus aliceae Carvalho Filho & Ferreira, 2013
photo by Ferreira, C.E.L.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Serraninae
Max. size:  6.71 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 28 - 70 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.
Diagnosis:  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).
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.10.15

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