Serranus cabrilla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Serranus cabrilla
photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Serraninae
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 500 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: English Channel southward round the Cape of Good Hope to Natal, South Africa (Ref. 4319), including Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands (Ref. 5506). Also in the Mediterranean and western Black Sea and possibly in the Red Sea (Ref. 5506).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-8
Biology:  Found on the shelf and upper slope on rocks, Posidonia beds, sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 5506). Feed on fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans (Ref. 27121).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 11.04.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 02.09.94

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