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A fish of the sea bass family ("Serranidae" ), whose members are predatory marine fish with a spiny dorsal fin.
- ‘Serranids are amongst the most curious and inquisitive marine fishes.’
- ‘The family contains about 450 species of serranids in 64 genera, including the sea basses and the groupers (subfamily Epinephelinae).’
- ‘The Epinephelinae serranids are comprised of about 159 species in 15 genera and are represented in all oceans.’
Mid 20th century: from modern Latin Serranidae (plural), from the genus name Serranus, from Latin serra ‘saw’.
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