Serranus flaviventris (Cuvier, 1829)
Twinspot bass
Serrano de arena,  Twinspot Bass
Serranus flaviventris
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; marine; 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. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Generally of no interest to fisheries. Also Ref. 26340.

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