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Plectranthias inermis  Randall, 1980

Chequered 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).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 14 - 65 m (Ref. 8944).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Fiji, Christmas Island, Mauritius, Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (Ref. 8944).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27771); 3.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. The bright red colors show as dark grey to almost black in natural light available in deep water (Ref. 48635).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in deep coastal and inner reef drop-offs from 30 m downwards. Rarely observed by divers because of its depth preference (Ref. 48635). Collected with rotenone and quinaldine at depths of 14-65 m (Ref. 81822). Solitary at base of steep slopes among rubble or in crevices (Ref 90102).

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Randall, J.E., 1980. Revision of the fish genus Plectranthias (Serranidae: Anthiinae) with description of 13 new species. Micronesia 16(1):101-187. (Ref. 8944)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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