Serranus baldwini (Evermann & Marsh, 1899)
Lantern bass
photo by Steele, M.A.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Serraninae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 80 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to southeastern Brazil (Ref. 57756).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13. Lower side has4 square black blotches, each with red bar (yellowish in deep water) below it.
Biology:  Inhabits rocky and weedy areas. Synchronously hermaphroditic. Feeds on caridean shrimp and small fish (Ref. 5521).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 August 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.06.01
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.08.94

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