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).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 75 m (Ref. 48635). Tropical; 36°N - 31°S, 30°E - 174°W
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 2 - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
A cryptic (Ref. 2334), shallow-water species collected with the use of ichthyocides (Ref. 26833). Secretive amongst small boulders or bommies on coastal sand slopes with rich invertebrate and algae growth (Ref. 48635). Solitary in crevices (Ref 90102).
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01113 (-0.13991 - 0.16216), b=3.05 (2.96 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .