Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Plectranthias  
  Plectranthias wheeleri  Randall, 1980 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);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 & 16 soft rays, the third spine longest; anal fin with III spines & 7 soft rays. pectoral fin, elongated, with 13 soft rays ; caudal fin truncated. First gill arch with 5-6 gill-rakers on upper limb, 9-10 on lower limb, degenerated with growing. Body deep 2.8-2.9 times in standard length.Body color light or white, body back with many irregular reddish orange blotch, sometimes a little yellowish. 
Habitat: Inhabit continental shelves(100 - 236 m), demersal, carnivorous, feed on small fish and crustacean. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Taiwan to Celebes, Indonesia and Western Australia. 
Utility: Small basslet, not commercial species, too small for food. 
Name Code: 382585
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 
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Tang, Chi Ngai
2020-07-21 U/L
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