Family Serranidae Swainson 1839 (perch-like fish)

Actinopteri - Perciformes - Serranidae

Parent taxon: Serranoidei according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Aguilera and de Aguilera 2004, Carnevale and Godfrey 2118, Casier 1966, Danil'chenko 1960, Danil'chenko 1980, Frizzell and Dante 1965, Jordan 1963, Khajuria and Prasad 1998, Nolf and Dockery 1993, Purdy et al. 2001 and Weems 1999

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Allomorone Centropristis Diplectrum Epigonus Epinephelinae Epinephelus Mycteroperca Palaeopercichthys Paralabrax Percostoma Plesioserranus Prolates Properca Protanthias Serraninus Serranopsis Serranus Tavania

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (4 collections), the Marshall Islands (3), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), United States (3: California, Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Austria (1), Italy (2), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Slovakia (1), United States (2: California), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Georgia (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Oligocene of Azerbaijan (1), the Czech Republic (2), Germany (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Eocene of France (4), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (8), United States (10: Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Saudi Arabia (1), Turkmenistan (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of India (1)

Total: 64 collections including 91 occurrences

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