Definition of serranid in English:

serranid

noun

Zoology
  • 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.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Serranidae (plural), from the genus name Serranus, from Latin serra ‘saw’.

Pronunciation

serranid

/ˈsɛrənɪd//səˈranɪd/