Scientific Name
Plectranthias sheni  
Plectranthias sheni沈氏棘花鱸
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Author Chen & Shao, 2002 Depth - M
Chinese 沈氏棘花鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 沈氏棘花鱸 
Max Length 11.5cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱸 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Taiwan 
Synonyms Plectranthias anthioides, Plectranthias kamii   
Reference Plectranthias sheni, a new species and P. kamii, a new record of anthiine fishes (Perciformes: Serranidae) from Taiwan(Chen & Shao, 2002)  Yoshino, T. 1972 Chen, J. P. etc. 2002 
Specimen List NMMBP02451. NMMBP03236.  
Common Name Shen's basslet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal spines: X; Dorsal soft rays: 17-18; anal spines: III; anal soft rays: 7. Body have 2 series of dark blotches with all blotches in the first series not extending below the lateral line. Body moderately deep, depth 2.3-2.8 in SL. Third dorsal spine longest 5.4-6.3 in SL; uppermost of pectoral fin rays unbranched. Oblique rows of scales on cheek 5; scales dorsally on head extending anterior to posterior nostril. Posterior margin of preopercle serrate, ventral margin with 2 antrorse spines; subopercle and interopercle smooth. Undeveloped gill rakers 7-9. Caudal fin slightly emarginate with some prolonged filaments.
habitats Inhabit deeper rocky reef habitats, demersal, carnivorous, feed on small fish and crustacean. 
Distribution Southwestern Taiwan 
Utility small basslet, not commercial species, too small for food.