Serranus baldwini

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Serranus baldwini
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Serranus baldwini at Monaco Aquarium
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S. baldwini
Binomial name
Serranus baldwini
(Evermann & Marsh, 1899)

The lantern bass (Serranus baldwini) is a species of fishes belonging to the family Serranidae.

Description[edit]

Serranus baldwini can reach a length of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) in males. The body shows four square black and red blotches on the lower side. It feeds on small shrimps and fishes.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found from southern Florida and Bahamas to the southeast of Brazil.

Habitat[edit]

It is a marine reef-associated species, living in rocky and weedy areas at a depth of 1 – 80 m.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Eschmeyer, William N., ed. 1998. Catalog of Fishes. Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, n. 1, vol. 1-3. California Academy of Sciences. San Francisco, California, United States. 2905. ISBN 0-940228-47-5.
  • Fenner, Robert M.: The Conscientious Marine Aquarist. Neptune City, New Jersey, United States : T.F.H. Publications, 2001.
  • Helfman, G., B. Collette y D. Facey: The diversity of fishes. Blackwell Science, Malden, Massachusetts, United States, 1997.
  • Hoese, D.F. 1986: A M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (ed.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlín, Germany.
  • Maugé, L.A. 1986. A J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (ed.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Bruselas; MRAC, Tervuren, Flandes; ORSTOM, Paris, France. Vol. 2.
  • Moyle, P. and J. Cech.: Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology, 4a. ed., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, United States: Prentice-Hall. Year 2000.
  • Nelson, J.: Fishes of the World, 3a. ed. New York City, United States: John Wiley and Sons. year 1994.
  • Wheeler, A.: The World Encyclopedia of Fishes, 2a. ed., London: Macdonald. Year 1985.

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