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Plectranthias flammeus  Williams, Delrieu-Trottin & Planes, 2013

Flame perchlet
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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);  flammeus: Name from Latin 'flammeus', meaning fiery; referring to the brilliant red and yellow diagonal streak across the lower cheek and the red-yellow-orange blotches on the body; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D X,14-15 with dorsal spines 1-6 with fleshy white tabs at tips of spines, longest tab on spine 4; 14 pectoral rays, all unbranched; lateral line incomplete, 16-17 tubed scales; 4 oblique rows of scales on cheek; scales on top of head extending anteriorly to vertical from posterior margin of orbit; maxilla scaleless; preopercle with 8-10 small spines along posterior margin and 2 antrorse spines on ventral margin; interopercle with 2-3 spines; subopercle with 1 spine; fourth dorsal spine longest; a broad, fiery red-orange streak across lower cheek; head and body with irregularly spaced maroon-ringed yellow blotches on a white background; an eye-sized, brilliant white saddle on top of caudal peduncle posterior to base of dorsal fin (Ref. 93435).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A cryptic species (Ref. 93435).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Williams, J.T., E. Delrieu-Trottin and S. Planes, 2013. Two new species of the subfamily Anthiinae (Perciformes, Serranidae) from the Marquesas. Zootaxa 3647(1):167-180. (Ref. 93435)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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