Scientific Name
Selenanthias analis  
Selenanthias analis臀斑月花鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Tanaka, 1918 Depth 129 - 204M
Chinese 臀斑月花鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 臀斑月花鮨 
Max Length 13 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱸、紅魚(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tokyo, Japan 
Synonyms Plectranthias maculatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055519. ASIZP0056138. ASIZP0060020. ASIZP0063074. BPBMI35785. BPBMI35786. BPBMI35787. FRIP01020. FRIP22068. NMMBP00704. NMMBP00791. NMMBP02396. NMMSTP00144. NTMP0782. NTMP1136. NTUM00152. NTUM03822. NTUM04119. NTUM04535. NTUM05674. NTUM06647. NTUM07255. NTUM07489. RUSI28042. RUSI54715.  
Common Name Pearl-spotted fairy basslet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin continuing, with X spines & 15-17 soft rays, the 4th or 5th spine longest; anal fin with III spines and 7 soft rays; pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral fin elongated, with rays 15; caudal fin concave. Gill rakers 9-10 on upper limb, 19 on lower limb of first gill arch. Lateral line continuing, lateral line scales 36-38; lateral scale series 5. Body pink, lateral side pale; body side with white spots; anal fin with a big black spot.
habitats Inhabits offshore trawling grounds; demersal; marine; depth range 129 - 204 m. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: southern Japan to Taiwan, and northwestern Australia. 
Utility Small basslet, not commercial food species.