Dwarf Perchlet, Plectranthias nanus Randall 1980

Other Names: Brownband Perchlet, Midget Seaperch

A Dwarf Perchlet, Plectranthias nanus, from Moorea, French Polynesia. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams, Division of Fishes, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Plectranthias nanus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1717

Dwarf Perchlet, Plectranthias nanus Randall 1980

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Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, Queensland; also Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the Indo-west-central Pacific: Red Sea, Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling Islands, Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea (Australia) east to the Hawaiian Islands, Line Islands, Marquesas Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to Japan, south to New Caledonia and Tonga.

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The similar Longfin Perchlet, Plectranthias longimanus, lacks the narrow dark vertical bar on the caudal-fin base of P. nanus.


Bray, D.J. 2021

Dwarf Perchlet, Plectranthias nanus Randall 1980


Gill, A.C., Pogonoski, J.J., Moore, G.I. & Johnson, J.W. 2021. Review of Australian species of Plectranthias Bleeker and Selenanthias Tanaka (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae), with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 4918(1): 1-116. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4918.1.1

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