Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Giganthias: Latin, gigas, giganteum = giant + Greek, anthias = a fish, Saprus aurata (Ref. 45335); serratospinosus: Named based on combination of the Latin (serrate) and spina (spine) in allusion to the serrate tips to the anterior dorsal and pelvic spines which is a key diagnostic feature of this genus of anthiine fish (Ref. 89066).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89066)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Dorsal-fin rays IX, 12; anal-fin rays III, 8; pectoral-fin rays 13–14; lateral-line scales 44; gill rakers 30 (10+20); body depth 2.2 in SL; eye large, orbit diameter 3.2 in head length; no prominent spine at angle of preopercle; vomerine tooth patch very small, triangular with rounded edges; no teeth on endopterygoids; scales dorsally on head reaching to about level of mid-eye, head naked anteriorly; maxilla fully scaled; tips of first to fourth dorsal spines and pelvic spine expanded with coarse serrations; fourth dorsal spine longest, 3.5 in head length; longest dorsal-fin soft ray 2.3 in SL; third anal-fin spine longest, 2.3 in head length; caudal fin lunate, lobes not tapering, fin length 3.5 in SL; pectoral fins 1.4 in head length; pelvic fins reaching to level of anus, 4.3 in SL (Ref. 89066).
Indian Ocean: Indonesia. Known only from East Lombok in the Nusa Tenggara region of Indonesia. The type specimen was collected from the fish market at Tanjung Luar (East Lombok) and caught by handline fishers operating in local waters. Thus, it was not translocated from other fishing areas like much of the landed catch (Ref. 89066).
White, W.T. and Dharmadi, 2012. Giganthias serratospinosus, a new serranid (Perciformes: Serranidae: Anthiinae) from the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Zootaxa 3161:60-66. (Ref. 89066)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 0.0 ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .