Serraniculus pumilio Ginsburg, 1952
Pygmy sea bass
Serraniculus pumilio
photo by Cox, C.

 Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Serraninae
 Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 10 - 45 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: South Carolina and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to northern South America; absent from Bahamas and West Indies.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Occurs mainly on seagrass beds. Found from shore to 45 m depth. Synchronously hermaphroditic.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 22.07.08
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.08.94

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