Scientific Name
Plectranthias wheeleri  
Plectranthias wheeleri威氏棘花鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Randall, 1980 Depth 100 - 236M
Chinese 威氏棘花鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 威氏棘花鮨 
Max Length 8.28 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱸 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Celebes, Indonesia 
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 ASIZP0056220. NMMBP03319. NTMP0802. NTMP1140.  
Common Name Wheeler's basslet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X spines & 16 soft rays, the third spine longest; anal fin with III spines & 7 soft rays. pectoral fin, elongated, with 13 soft rays ; caudal fin truncated. First gill arch with 5-6 gill-rakers on upper limb, 9-10 on lower limb, degenerated with growing. Body deep 2.8-2.9 times in standard length.Body color light or white, body back with many irregular reddish orange blotch, sometimes a little yellowish.
habitats Inhabit 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, too small for food.