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Protanthias David 1943 (perch-like fish)

Osteichthyes - Perciformes - Serranidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36157

Full reference: L. R. David. 1943. Miocene Fishes of Southern California. Geological Society of America Special Paper 43:1-187

Parent taxon: Serranidae according to H. L. Fierstine et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Allomorone, Centropristis, Diplectrum, Epigonus, Epinephelinae, Epinephelus, Mycteroperca, Palaeopercichthys, Paleoserranus, Paralabrax, Percostoma, Plesioserranus, Prolates, Properca, Seriphus, Serraninus, Serranopsis, Serranus, Tavania

Subtaxa: Protanthias fossilis

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore