plural noun
Ser·​ran·​i·​dae | \ -ranəˌdē \

Definition of Serranidae

: a large and widely distributed family of carnivorous marine percoid fishes having an oblong and more or less compressed body covered with ctenoid scales and including many important food and sport fishes especially of warm seas — see sea bass

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History and Etymology for Serranidae

New Latin, from Serranus, type genus + -idae

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“Serranidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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