Definition of Serranus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Serranidae: mostly small Pacific sea basses.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Serranidae, Serranidae
Member holonyms: Belted Sandfish, Serranus Subligarius
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Literary usage of Serranus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Cancer Research (1916)
"No other tumors were found in these examples of Serranus. ... He made sections of the tumors in Serranus, but was prevented by other duties from completing ..."
2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"This genus contains a vast number of species, and may be subdivided as follows: Serranus, properly so called, Or the Sea-Perch. No apparent scales on either ..."
3. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William George Smith (1849)
"M. ATILIUS Serranus, praetor в. с 152, in Further Spain, defeated the ... ATILIUS Serranus, one of the distinguished men slain by order of Marius and Cinna, ..."