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Carvalho-Filho and Ferreira 2013


scientific article | Neotrop Ichthyol

A new species of dwarf sea bass, genus Serranus (Serranidae: Actinopterygii), from the southwestern Atlantic Ocean

Carvalho-Filho A, Ferreira CEL



Abstract

Serranus aliceae n. sp. is described from Rio de Janeiro and EspĂ­rito Santo States, southeastern Brazilian coast. The species is readily distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: scales around the caudal peduncle 20 or 21; total gill rakers on first branchial arch 23-29; cheek-scales rows 5 or 6; and by the coloration of live specimens, which are reddish with a broad, conspicuous, white stripe from post-orbital region to the caudal-fin base and a white abdomen. The new species apparently inhabits the deeper (30 or more meters) portions of reef environments along the subtropical Brazilian coast, and is possibly associated with upwelling cold-water masses. The species was observed hovering above rocky bottoms, feeding on micro-crustaceans, squid larvae, and zooplankton. This new species increases to eight the number of valid Serranus species recorded in the southwestern Atlantic.

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Meta-data
Depth range
30- 70 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
5 x (total of 3607 words)

Fields
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Fishes

Locations
Brazil - Eastern Brazil

Platforms
Diving (unspecified)


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