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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Serraninae
Genus: Serranus

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Serranus accraensis (Norman, 1931)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Serranus accraensis
[Ghanean comber]



Eastern Central Pacific.
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Serranus aequidens Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Serranus aequidens
[Deepwater serrano]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Serranus africanus
[]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Serranus aliceae Carvalho Filho & Ferreira, 2013

Photo by Photo by Ferreira, C.E.L.
 
Serranus aliceae
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Serranus annularis (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Charteris, M.
 
Serranus annularis
[Orangeback bass]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 43.2 cm TL
Serranus atricauda Günther, 1874

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Serranus atricauda
[Blacktail comber]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Serranus atrobranchus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Serranus atrobranchus
[Blackear bass]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Serranus baldwini (Evermann & Marsh, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Serranus baldwini
[Lantern bass]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Serranus cabrilla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Serranus cabrilla
[Comber]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Serranus chionaraia Robins & Starck, 1961

Photo by Photo by Tibbatts, B.
 
Serranus chionaraia
[Snow bass]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Serranus drewesi
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Serranus flaviventris (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Krajewski, J.P.
 
Serranus flaviventris
[Twinspot bass]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Serranus hepatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Neto, G.
 
Serranus hepatus
[Brown comber]



Eastern Atlantic

Serranus heterurus (Cadenat, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Serranus heterurus
[]



Eastern Central Pacific.

Serranus huascarii Steindachner, 1900

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Serranus huascarii
[Flag serrano]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 9.2 cm TL
Serranus inexpectatus Wirtz & Iwamoto, 2018

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Serranus inexpectatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Serranus luciopercanus
[Crosshatch bass]
No picture found


 
Serranus maytagi
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Serranus notospilus Longley, 1935

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R. & C. Baldwin
 
Serranus notospilus
[Saddle bass]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Serranus novemcinctus Kner, 1864

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Serranus novemcinctus
[Barred rockcod]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Serranus phoebe Poey, 1851

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Serranus phoebe
[Tattler]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Serranus psittacinus Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Serranus psittacinus
[Barred serrano]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Serranus pulcher Wirtz & Iwamoto, 2016

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Serranus pulcher
[]



Eastern Central Atlantic

Serranus sanctaehelenae Boulenger, 1895

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Serranus sanctaehelenae
[St. Helena comber]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Serranus scriba (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Furlan, B.
 
Serranus scriba
[Painted comber]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Serranus socorroensis Allen & Robertson, 1992

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Serranus socorroensis
[Socorro serrano]
No picture found


 
Serranus stilbostigma
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Serranus subligarius (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.
 
Serranus subligarius
[Belted sandfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Serranus tabacarius (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Serranus tabacarius
[Tobaccofish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Serranus tico
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 29 cm FL
Serranus tigrinus (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Serranus tigrinus
[Harlequin bass]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Serranus tortugarum Longley, 1935

Photo by Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Serranus tortugarum
[Chalk bass]



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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 africanus Eastern Atlantic 14 TL 1960
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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