from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of Serranidæ; the sea-perches or sea-bass.
- noun [lowercase] A member of this genus: as, the lettered serranus, S. scriba; the smooth serranus, S. cabrilla.
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- noun type genus of the Serranidae: mostly small Pacific sea basses
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The following are deep-sea fishes — the trygon, the cartilaginous fishes, the white conger, the serranus, the erythrinus, and the glaucus.
Myxinoides, many fishes of the perch-type (serranus), and some of the
Aristotle further states that some kinds of fishes (of the genus serranus) are hermaphrodites, each individual having both male and female organs and being able to fertilise itself; this, also, has been recently confirmed.
On the lagunas swim large flocks of Quiullas (_Larus serranus_, Tsch.), white mews, with black heads and red beaks, and the gigantic water-hen