serranid

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English[edit]

Serranus scriba

Noun[edit]

serranid (plural serranids)

  1. (zoology) Any fish of the family Serranidae.
    • 2000, Yvonne Sadovy, Andrew S. Cornish, Reef Fishes of Hong Kong, page 46,
      The groupers, hinds and many related serranids are well-known for their rather unusual reproductive styles.
    • 2007, Gene S. Helfman, Fish Conservation, page 46,
      Conservation measures that are targeted specifically at protecting serranids and take into account their reproductive traits have proven successful.
    • 2008, J. S. Kenny, The Biological Diversity of Trinidad and Tobago: A Naturalist's Notes, page 72,
      As noted above, the serranids are the largest group in terms of species numbers.

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