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Harlequin bass
Serranus tigrinus
(Bloch, 1790)

Description:
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.

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

Distribution:
Common South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Harlequin bass (Serranus tigrinus)