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Plectranthias alcocki Bineesh, Akhilesh, Gopalakrishnan & Jena, 2014

Alcockā€™s deep-reef basslet

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae     FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Not Reported
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Kerala coast, off Kollam. Western Indian Ocean SE Arabian Sea
Kerala coast off Kollam. Arabian Sea.
Plectranthias alcocki  Bineesh, Akhilesh, Gopalakrishnan & Jena, 2014
Type specimen
Plectranthias alcocki Bineesh, Akhilesh, Gopalakrishnan & Jena, 2014 alcocki, Plectranthias Bineesh [K. K.], Gopalakrishnan [A.] & Jena [J. K.] in Bineesh, Akhilesh, Gopalakrishnan & Jena 2014:492, Figs. 2-4 [Zootaxa 3785 (no. 3)] Off Kollam, Kerala coast, India, southeastern Arabian Sea, depth 180-320 meters. Holotype: CMFRIGB Paratypes: CMFRIGB (1). Synonym: Plectranthias alcocki Bineesh, Akhilesh, Gopalakrishnan & Jena, 2014 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: India: Type locality, SE Arabian Sea, India, Kerala coast, off Kollam. Western Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea, India. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Not Evaluated  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
2 fourth dorsal spine longest, complete lateral-line with 28 pored scales, scales above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin 1, scales dorsally on head extending to posterior nostrils, maxilla or chin without scales, circumpeduncular scales 10 D: X, 15; A: III, 7; P: 14, V: I, 5; Bineesh, K.K., K.V. Akhilesh, A. Gopalakrishnan and J.K. Jena, 2014. Plectranthias alcocki, a new anthiine fish species (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the Arabian Sea, off southwest India. Zootaxa 3785(3):490-496.