Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Plectranthias: Greek, plektron = anyhting to strike with, spur + Greek, anthias = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335); kamii: This species was named in honor of Harry T. Kami of the Division of Fish and Wildlife on Guam who donated the specimen to the Bishop Museum who suspected that it might represent an undescribed species. (Ref. 8944). More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 183 - 280 m (Ref. 57551). Subtropical; 34°N - 17°S, 119°E - 149°W
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41299)
soft rays: 7. Color when fresh, body with 2 series of darker blotches: first series on nape and upper half of body with 8 blotches (2nd-4th blotches extend below lateral line); second series with 4 blotches, the latter 2 fused with upper series at caudal peduncle; all fins reddish or reddish yellow and with no dark spot. Body depth 1.9 in SL. Third dorsal spine longest 3.7 in SL; uppermost of pectoral fin rays unbranched. Oblique rows of scales on cheek 6. Gill rakers elevated 1-9. Supraneural bones 3 (Ref. 43101).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1980. Revision of the fish genus Plectranthias (Serranidae: Anthiinae) with description of 13 new species. Micronesia 16(1):101-187. (Ref. 8944)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13 - 20.3, mean 15.4 (based on 28 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00428 - 0.02445), b=2.98 (2.78 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.3 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .