Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Plectranthias  
  Plectranthias randalli  Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1980 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Five new records of coastal fishes from weastern Taiwan(Lin et al., 1994)
Plectranthias sheni, a new species and P. kamii, a new record of anthiine fishes (Perciformes: Serranidae) from Taiwan(Chen & Shao, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with X spines and 16 rays; anal fin with III spines and 7 soft rays. Body moderately deep, depth 2.3 in SL. Head not completely scaled. Ventral margin of preopercle without antrorse spine. Second soft dorsal not filamentous and third dorsal spine longest. Second branched caudal rays filamentous and a small red spot on the upper base of caudal fin. Body with 2 oblique red bands and a third narrow one from eye to thorax. 
Habitat: Inhabit deeper rocky reef habitats, demersal, carnivorous, feed on small fishes and crustacean. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: New Caledonia and Taiwan. Southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility: small basslet, not commercial species, too small for food. 
Name Code: 382583
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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