Serranus flaviventris (Cuvier, 1829)
Twinspot bass
photo by Krajewski, J.P.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Serraninae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 402 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Greater Antilles to Uruguay.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13
Biology:  A solitary species (Ref. 26340) inhabiting rocky and coral reefs and seagrass beds (Ref. 9710). Synchronously hermaphroditic.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 August 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.08.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.05.16

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