Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Plectranthias  
  Plectranthias sheni  Chen & Shao, 2002 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Plectranthias anthioides  details
Plectranthias sheni, a new species and P. kamii, a new record of anthiine fishes (Perciformes: Serranidae) from Taiwan(Chen & Shao, 2002). Tang, C.-N., N.-W. Lai and H.-C. Ho, 2020. Plectranthias purpuralepis sp. nov., a new anthiadine perchlet from northern Taiwan (Perciformes: Serranidae). Zootaxa 4780 (no. 3): 508-522.
Character: Dorsal spines: X; Dorsal soft rays: 17-18; anal spines: III; anal soft rays: 7. Body have 2 series of dark blotches with all blotches in the first series not extending below the lateral line. Body moderately deep, depth 2.3-2.8 in SL. Third dorsal spine longest 5.4-6.3 in SL; uppermost of pectoral fin rays unbranched. Oblique rows of scales on cheek 5; scales dorsally on head extending anterior to posterior nostril. Posterior margin of preopercle serrate, ventral margin with 2 antrorse spines; subopercle and interopercle smooth. Undeveloped gill rakers 7-9. Caudal fin slightly emarginate with some prolonged filaments. 
Habitat: Inhabit deeper rocky reef habitats, demersal, carnivorous, feed on small fish and crustacean. 
Distribution: Southwestern Taiwan 
Utility: small basslet, not commercial species, too small for food. 
Name Code: 382584
   Endemic      Marine     
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Tang, Chi Ngai
2020-07-21 U/L
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