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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Anthiinae
Genus: Plectranthias

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Plectranthias alcocki Alcock’s deep-reef basslet Western Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 2014
Plectranthias alleni Allen's perchlet Eastern Indian Ocean 6.3 SL 1980
Plectranthias altipinnatus Northwest Pacific 4.5 SL 1980
Plectranthias anthioides Western Pacific. 25 TL 1872
Plectranthias bauchotae Western Indian Ocean 8.2 SL 1980
Plectranthias bennetti Bennett’s perchlet Western Pacific 5.0 SL 2015
Plectranthias bilaticlavia Southwest Pacific 1987
Plectranthias cirrhitoides Eastern Central Pacific 5.7 SL 1980
Plectranthias elaine Western Indian Ocean 5.6 SL 2009
Plectranthias elongatus Pacific Ocean 5.4 SL 2011
Plectranthias exsul Southeast Pacific 15.8 SL 1983
Plectranthias fijiensis Western Central Pacific 7.5 SL 1983
Plectranthias flammeus Flame perchlet Eastern Central Pacific 2013
Plectranthias foresti Western Central Pacific 7.2 SL 1977
Plectranthias fourmanoiri Doublespot perchlet Indo-Pacific Ocean. 4.7 TL 1980
Plectranthias gardineri Western Indian Ocean 3.2 SL 1908
Plectranthias garrupellus Apricot bass Western Atlantic 10 TL 1961
Plectranthias helenae Pacific Ocean 6.2 SL 1980
Plectranthias inermis Chequered perchlet Indo-West Pacific 4.5 SL 1980
Plectranthias intermedius Western Indian Ocean 8.9 SL 1973
Plectranthias japonicus Japanese perchlet Western Pacific 15 TL 1883
Plectranthias jothyi Indo-West Pacific 9.2 SL 1996
Plectranthias kamii Pacific Ocean. 23 SL 1980
Plectranthias klausewitzi Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 2006
Plectranthias knappi Western Central Pacific 6.6 SL 1996
Plectranthias lasti Trawl perchlet Western Pacific 6.8 SL 1995
Plectranthias longimanus Longfin perchlet Indo-West Pacific 3.5 SL 1913
Plectranthias maculicauda Spot-tail perchlet Southwest Pacific. 8.3 SL 1914
Plectranthias maugei Western Indian Ocean 5.8 SL 1980
Plectranthias megalepis Western Pacific 6.2 SL 1880
Plectranthias megalophthalmus Citron perchlet Indo-Pacific. 6.1 SL 1979
Plectranthias morgansi Flagfin Western Indian Ocean 5 SL 1961
Plectranthias nanus Bownband perchlet Pacific Ocean 4.0 SL 1980
Plectranthias nazcae Red splodge South Pacific, Nazca Ridg 15 SL 2008
Plectranthias pallidus Pale perchlet Western Pacific 7.6 SL 1995
Plectranthias parini Parin's anthias Southeast Pacific 1991
Plectranthias pelicieri Indian Ocean, from Maurit 4.8 SL 1994
Plectranthias randalli Western Pacific. 11.1 SL 1980
Plectranthias retrofasciatus Western Pacific 6.2 SL 1979
Plectranthias robertsi Filamentous perchlet Western Pacific 9.0 SL 1995
Plectranthias rubrifasciatus Western Central Pacific 4.9 SL 1979
Plectranthias sagamiensis Western Pacific 6 SL 1964
Plectranthias sheni Northwest Pacific 11.5 SL 2002
Plectranthias taylori Eastern Central Pacific 23.8 SL 1980
Plectranthias vexillarius Western Indian Ocean 8.2 SL 1980
Plectranthias wheeleri Spotted perchlet Western Pacific 8.3 SL 1980
Plectranthias whiteheadi Western Pacific 7.7 SL 1980
Plectranthias winniensis Redblotch basslet Indo-Pacific 4 SL 1966
Plectranthias xanthomaculatus Northwest Pacific 5.8 SL 2011
Plectranthias yamakawai Western Pacific. 20 SL 1972

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