Scientific Name
Plectranthias japonicus  
Plectranthias japonicus日本棘花鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Steindachner, 1883) Depth 100 - 300M
Chinese 日本棘花鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本棘花鮨 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱸 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Isobuna japonica, Paracirrhites japonicus, Sayonara mitsukurii, Sayonara satsumae   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Plectranthias sheni, a new species and P. kamii, a new record of anthiine fishes (Perciformes: Serranidae) from Taiwan(Chen & Shao, 2002)  Steindachner, F. etc. 1883 Yoshino, T. 1972 Randall, J. E. etc. 1978 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Chen, J. P. etc. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056146. ASIZP0060508. ASIZP0062366. ASIZP0064691. ASIZP0064809. ASIZP0064812. ASIZP0064935. ASIZP0064978. ASIZP0800151. ASIZP0800152. ASIZP0800153. ASIZP0800154. ASIZP0800160. ASIZP0910151. ASIZP0910152. ASIZP0910153. ASIZP0910154. ASIZP0910160. FWO1758-T. NMMBP00012. NMMBP00709. NMMBP00792. NMMBP02886. NMMBP03669. NMMBP03670. NMMBP03777. NMMBP04067. NMMBP05231. NMMSTP00279. NMMSTP01620. NTMP1044. NTMP1151. NTUM05658. NTUM07490. NTUM07495.  
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Common Name Japanese perchlet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Base of dorsal spine connect with of ray, X, 15-16, V longest; anal rays III, 7; pectoral fin elongated, 15-17, middle one is longer than others; caudal fin truncated or rounded. Gill raker 6-7 on upper limb, 9-12 on lower limb; small ctenoid, lateral line scales 30-35. Body reddish orange, no other stripe, spot or speck.
habitats Inhabit deeper gravel area, demersal, carnivore, feed on small fish and crustacean. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Arafura Sea, Australia and Japan. Also occurs in Indonesia which is a new record for the northeastern Indian Ocean. 
Utility Commercial small species, bur rarelly.