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Plectranthias winniensis (Tyler, 1966)

Redblotch basslet

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae     FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Andaman, Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Tuamoto and Pitcairn islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef and the Austral Islands.
Andaman. Red Sea, East Africa to the Hawaiian, Tuamoto, Pitcairn islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef and the Austral Islands.
Synonyms
Pteranthias winniensis  Tyler, 1966
Type specimen
Plectranthias winniensis (Tyler, 1966) winniensis, Pteranthias Tyler [J. C.] 1966:2, Fig. 1 [Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) No. 389] Saint Joseph Atoll, Amirante Group, Seychelles, western Indian Ocean, 5°26'S, 53°22'E, depth 50-90 feet [15-27 meters]. Holotype (unique): ANSP 103583. Synonym: Plectranthias winniensis (Tyler, 1966), Pteranthias winniensis Tyler, 1966.  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
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2 Mottled orange anteriorly, red blotches posteriorly. White spot dorsally behind end of soft dorsal fin. Occurs along outer reef slopes. D: X, 16-17; A: III, 7 Randall, J.E., 1980. Revision of the fish genus Plectranthias (Serranidae: Anthiinae) with description of 13 new species. Micronesia 16(1):101-187.
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