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Genus: Serraniculus, Pygmy Seabass Grouper, Seabasses

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

D X (membranes indented), 10-11
teeth fixed
roof mouth: front & sides with teeth
gill rakers 9-13
LL 40-46



Body elongate, spindle shaped; head long, pointed; front and rear nostrils close together, front nostrils with a large skin flap on rear edge; top jaw moderately protrusible, reaches under center of eye; rear of top jaw exposed when mouth closed, without accessory bone above it; bands of simple, fixed teeth on jaws and front and sides of roof of mouth; 9-13 gill rakers; preoperculum serrated on rear edge, smooth below; dorsal fin X, membranes indented between spines, 10-11 soft rays; anal fin III, 6-7; tail fin slightly rounded; lateral line parallels curved of upper body profile; lateral line scales 40-46; scales rough, extend on head to rear of eyes.

The single species is endemic to the Greater Caribbean.