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: Plectranthias: Greek, plektron = anyhting to strike with, spur + Greek, anthias = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335); xanthomaculatus: Named for the yellow blotches in life. More on authors: Wu, Randall & Chen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 200 - 223 m (Ref. 86539). Tropical; 23°N - 22°N, 119°E - 120°E
Northwest Pacific: SW Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86539)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Body slightly elongated for genus, depth 3.2 in SL, and compressed, width 1.55 in body depth; dorsal profile of head moderately convex, forming an angle of about 20° to horizontal; head length 2.3 in SL; snout length 4.4 in HL; orbit diameter 3.5 in HL; bony interorbital width very narrow, 13.4 in HL; least depth of caudal peduncle 3.75 in HL; caudal peduncle length 2.0 in HL (Ref. 86539).
Diagnosis: Dorsal fin X, 14; pectoral fin 15; lateral-line complete, scales 30; snout naked; maxilla scaly; body depth 3.2 in SL; no antrorse spine on ventral margin of preopercle, posterior margin smooth; margins of opercle, interopercle, and subopercle smooth; canine teeth in jaws; 4th and 5th dorsal spines longest; head and body deep-pink when fresh, with large yellow blotches; yellow bands on head, and mainly yellow fins (Ref. 86539).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wu, K.-Y., J.E. Randall and J.-P. Chen, 2011. Two new species of anthiine fishes of the genus Plectranthias (Perciformes: Serranidae) from Taiwan. Zool. Stud. 50(2):247-253. (Ref. 86539)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .