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Harlequin bass
Serranus tigrinus
(Bloch, 1790)

Body cylindrical and elongated, with a long and pointed snout. The upper body has a whitish undercolor, the lower body pale yellow. Black bars and diffuse lines form irregular rectangles on the body.
Size up to 29 cm.

Most common in areas with rock or scattered coral, down to 40 m. Solitary or in pairs. Feeds mainly upon crustaceans. Synchronously hermaphroditic.

Common South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Harlequin bass (Serranus tigrinus)