Scientific Name
Plectranthias randalli  
Plectranthias randalli蘭道氏棘花鱸
by: Luft Wu, Fishery Research Institute
Author Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1980 Depth 80 - 300M
Chinese 蘭道氏棘花鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 倫氏棘花鮨 
Max Length 11cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱸 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Chesterfield Is. 
Reference Five new records of coastal fishes from weastern Taiwan(Lin et al., 1994);Plectranthias sheni, a new species and P. kamii, a new record of anthiine fishes (Perciformes: Serranidae) from Taiwan(Chen & Shao, 2002)  Yoshino, T. 1972 Lin, Pai-Lei. etc. 1994 Chen, J. P. etc. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056681. NMMSTP01010.  
Common Name Randall's basslet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X spines and 16 rays; anal fin with III spines and 7 soft rays. Body moderately deep, depth 2.3 in SL. Head not completely scaled. Ventral margin of preopercle without antrorse spine. Second soft dorsal not filamentous and third dorsal spine longest. Second branched caudal rays filamentous and a small red spot on the upper base of caudal fin. Body with 2 oblique red bands and a third narrow one from eye to thorax.
habitats Inhabit deeper rocky reef habitats, demersal, carnivorous, feed on small fishes and crustacean. 
Distribution Western Pacific: New Caledonia and Taiwan. Southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility small basslet, not commercial species, too small for food.