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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Anthiinae
Genus: Plectranthias

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Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Plectranthias alcocki
[Alcock’s deep-reef basslet]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Plectranthias alleni
[Allen's perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Plectranthias altipinnatus
[]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Plectranthias anthioides (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Trevor, M.
 
Plectranthias anthioides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Plectranthias bauchotae
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL
Plectranthias bennetti Allen & Walsh, 2015

Photo by Photo by Walsh, F.
 
Plectranthias bennetti
[Bennett’s perchlet]
No picture found


 
Plectranthias bilaticlavia
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Plectranthias cirrhitoides Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectranthias cirrhitoides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Plectranthias elaine
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Plectranthias elongatus Wu, Randall & Chen, 2011

Photo by Photo by Chen, J.-P.
 
Plectranthias elongatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Plectranthias exsul
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Plectranthias fijiensis
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Eastern Central Pacific

Plectranthias flammeus Williams, Delrieu-Trottin & Planes, 2013

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Plectranthias flammeus
[Flame perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Plectranthias foresti
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Indo-Pacific Ocean.
Max. Length 4.7 cm TL
Plectranthias fourmanoiri Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectranthias fourmanoiri
[Doublespot perchlet]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Plectranthias gardineri (Regan, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectranthias gardineri
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Plectranthias garrupellus Robins & Starck, 1961

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Plectranthias garrupellus
[Apricot bass]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Plectranthias helenae Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectranthias helenae
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Plectranthias inermis Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by Lougher, T.
 
Plectranthias inermis
[Chequered perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Plectranthias intermedius
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Plectranthias japonicus (Steindachner, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Plectranthias japonicus
[Japanese perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Plectranthias jothyi
[]



Pacific Ocean.
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Plectranthias kamii Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Plectranthias kamii
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Plectranthias klausewitzi Zajonz, 2006

Photo by Photo by Eder, G. / Zajonz, U.
 
Plectranthias klausewitzi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Plectranthias knappi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Plectranthias lasti
[Trawl perchlet]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Plectranthias longimanus (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectranthias longimanus
[Longfin perchlet]



Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Plectranthias maculicauda (Regan, 1914)

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Plectranthias maculicauda
[Spot-tail perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.8 cm SL

 
Plectranthias maugei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Plectranthias megalepis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Plectranthias megalophthalmus
[Citron perchlet]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Plectranthias morgansi (Smith, 1961)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Plectranthias morgansi
[Flagfin]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL
Plectranthias nanus Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectranthias nanus
[Bownband perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Plectranthias nazcae
[Red splodge]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Plectranthias pallidus
[Pale perchlet]
No picture found


 
Plectranthias parini
[Parin's anthias]



Indian Ocean, from Maurit
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Plectranthias pelicieri Randall & Shimizu, 1994

Photo by Photo by Pelicier, D.
 
Plectranthias pelicieri
[]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Plectranthias randalli Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1980

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Plectranthias randalli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Plectranthias retrofasciatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.0 cm SL

 
Plectranthias robertsi
[Filamentous perchlet]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Plectranthias rubrifasciatus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Plectranthias sagamiensis (Katayama, 1964)

Photo by Photo by Endoh, K.
 
Plectranthias sagamiensis
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Plectranthias sheni Chen & Shao, 2002

Photo by Photo by Chen, J.-P.
 
Plectranthias sheni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.8 cm SL

 
Plectranthias taylori
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Plectranthias vexillarius
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Plectranthias wheeleri Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectranthias wheeleri
[Spotted perchlet]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Plectranthias whiteheadi Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Plectranthias whiteheadi
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Plectranthias winniensis (Tyler, 1966)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectranthias winniensis
[Redblotch basslet]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Plectranthias xanthomaculatus Wu, Randall & Chen, 2011

Photo by Photo by Chen, J.-P.
 
Plectranthias xanthomaculatus
[]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Plectranthias yamakawai Yoshino, 1972

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectranthias yamakawai
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Plectranthias alcocki Alcock’s deep-reef basslet Western Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 2014
Plectranthias alleni Allen's perchlet Eastern Indian Ocean 6.3 SL 1980
Plectranthias altipinnatus Northwest Pacific 4.5 SL 1980
Plectranthias anthioides Western Pacific. 25 TL 1872
Plectranthias bauchotae Western Indian Ocean 8.2 SL 1980
Plectranthias bennetti Bennett’s perchlet Western Pacific 5.0 SL 2015
Plectranthias bilaticlavia Southwest Pacific 1987
Plectranthias cirrhitoides Eastern Central Pacific 5.7 SL 1980
Plectranthias elaine Western Indian Ocean 5.6 SL 2009
Plectranthias elongatus Pacific Ocean 5.4 SL 2011
Plectranthias exsul Southeast Pacific 15.8 SL 1983
Plectranthias fijiensis Western Central Pacific 7.5 SL 1983
Plectranthias flammeus Flame perchlet Eastern Central Pacific 2013
Plectranthias foresti Western Central Pacific 7.2 SL 1977
Plectranthias fourmanoiri Doublespot perchlet Indo-Pacific Ocean. 4.7 TL 1980
Plectranthias gardineri Western Indian Ocean 3.2 SL 1908
Plectranthias garrupellus Apricot bass Western Atlantic 10 TL 1961
Plectranthias helenae Pacific Ocean 6.2 SL 1980
Plectranthias inermis Chequered perchlet Indo-West Pacific 4.5 SL 1980
Plectranthias intermedius Western Indian Ocean 8.9 SL 1973
Plectranthias japonicus Japanese perchlet Western Pacific 15 TL 1883
Plectranthias jothyi Indo-West Pacific 9.2 SL 1996
Plectranthias kamii Pacific Ocean. 23 SL 1980
Plectranthias klausewitzi Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 2006
Plectranthias knappi Western Central Pacific 6.6 SL 1996
Plectranthias lasti Trawl perchlet Western Pacific 6.8 SL 1995
Plectranthias longimanus Longfin perchlet Indo-West Pacific 3.5 SL 1913
Plectranthias maculicauda Spot-tail perchlet Southwest Pacific. 8.3 SL 1914
Plectranthias maugei Western Indian Ocean 5.8 SL 1980
Plectranthias megalepis Western Pacific 6.2 SL 1880
Plectranthias megalophthalmus Citron perchlet Indo-Pacific. 6.1 SL 1979
Plectranthias morgansi Flagfin Western Indian Ocean 5 SL 1961
Plectranthias nanus Bownband perchlet Pacific Ocean 4.0 SL 1980
Plectranthias nazcae Red splodge South Pacific, Nazca Ridg 15 SL 2008
Plectranthias pallidus Pale perchlet Western Pacific 7.6 SL 1995
Plectranthias parini Parin's anthias Southeast Pacific 1991
Plectranthias pelicieri Indian Ocean, from Maurit 4.8 SL 1994
Plectranthias randalli Western Pacific. 11.1 SL 1980
Plectranthias retrofasciatus Western Pacific 6.2 SL 1979
Plectranthias robertsi Filamentous perchlet Western Pacific 9.0 SL 1995
Plectranthias rubrifasciatus Western Central Pacific 4.9 SL 1979
Plectranthias sagamiensis Western Pacific 6 SL 1964
Plectranthias sheni Northwest Pacific 11.5 SL 2002
Plectranthias taylori Eastern Central Pacific 23.8 SL 1980
Plectranthias vexillarius Western Indian Ocean 8.2 SL 1980
Plectranthias wheeleri Spotted perchlet Western Pacific 8.3 SL 1980
Plectranthias whiteheadi Western Pacific 7.7 SL 1980
Plectranthias winniensis Redblotch basslet Indo-Pacific 4 SL 1966
Plectranthias xanthomaculatus Northwest Pacific 5.8 SL 2011
Plectranthias yamakawai Western Pacific. 20 SL 1972



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