Scientific Name
Plectranthias nanus  
Plectranthias nanus短棘花鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Randall, 1980 Depth 3 - 60M
Chinese 短棘花鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 短棘花鮨 
Max Length 4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱸 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Hawaiian Is. 
Synonyms Pteranthias longimanus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Plectranthias sheni, a new species and P. kamii, a new record of anthiine fishes (Perciformes: Serranidae) from Taiwan(Chen & Shao, 2002)  Yoshino, T. 1972 Randall, J. E. 1980 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Chen, J. P. etc. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056213. ASIZP0057505. ASIZP0063374. ASIZP0074998. NMMBP03142. NMMBP03173. NMMBP03341. NMMBP08578. NMMSTP00932. NTOUP201207-617.  
Common Name Pigmy basslet; Bownband perchlet; Dwarf perchlet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal spines connect with soft rays X, 13-15, V-VII longest; anal rays: III, 6-8. Pectoral fin elongated, 13-15, middle ones loger than others, SL to 40 mm. Caudal fin truncated or rounded. Body white, lateral irregular brownish stripes; dorsal and anal fin posterior edge with a black dot, caudal peduncle upper and lower also with a black dot. Closely resembles P. longimanus but has more pectoral fin rays and pored lateral line scales
habitats A secretive species that inhabits coral or rubble habitats of deep channels and exposed reefs, demersal, carnivorous, feed on small fish and crustacean. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Cocos-Keeling and Christmas islands to Hawaii, Line, and Pitcairn islands; including Micronesia, including the Red Sea. South Taiwan and Greed Island (Lyu-Dao) 
Utility Small perchlet, not commercial species, too small for food.