Scientific Name
Plectranthias whiteheadi  
Plectranthias whiteheadi懷特氏棘花鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Randall, 1980 Depth 50 - 240M
Chinese 懷特氏棘花鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 懷特棘花鮨 
Max Length 7.68 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱸 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kai Is, Indonesia 
Synonyms Anthias megalepis, Plectranthias chungchowensis   
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 ASIZP0056182. ASIZP0056199. ASIZP0056227. NTMP0385. NTUM03721. NTUM03724. NTUM04463. RUSI27642.  
Common Name Whitehead's basslet 
Redlist Status VU IUCN Redlist: Vulnerable(VU) D2 1996-08-01 IUCN Group  
Characteristic Dosal spine base connected with rays base, X, 16, the III longest; anal rays III, 7; pelvic fin abdominal position; pectoral fin elongated, 13; caudal fin truncated closely. Gill rakers 5-6 on upper limb, 9-10 on lower limb, body depth 2.8-2.9 times in standard length. Body color yellowish or white, body back covered with many irrgular reddish orange blotches, sometimes with yellowish ones.
habitats Inhabits continental shelves, 100 - 236 m, demersal, carnivorous, feed on small fish and crustacean. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Taiwan to Celebes, Indonesia and Western Australia. 
Utility Small basslet, not commercial species.