Pale Perchlet, Plectranthias retrofasciatus Fourmanoir & Randall 1979


Illustration of the holotype of the Pale Perchlet, Plectranthias pallidus, AMS 1.25800-005, 76.0 mm SL, female, from off Townsville, Queensland, depth 220 m. Source: Francisco Neira, Fig. 2, in Randall & Hoese (1995) Records of the Australian Museum 47(3): 327-335. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A rare perchlet known from a single specimen collected off Townsville, Queensland. The Pale Perchlet has 16 soft dorsal-fin rays, 13 pectoral-fin rays, 28 lateral-line scales, 2 retrorse spines on the ventral margin of the preopercle, and the third dorsal-fin spine longest (2.0 in head length). 
In Australia, this species was previously known as Plectranthias pallidus.

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2021, Plectranthias retrofasciatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Apr 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1720

Pale Perchlet, Plectranthias retrofasciatus Fourmanoir & Randall 1979

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Distribution

Great Barrier Reef, NE of Hinchinbrook Island, in Townsville Trough, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the West Pacific: Java, Lombok, Sulawesi (Indonesia), New Caledonia.

Colour

Colour in life unknown.

Etymology

The species is named Plectranthias pallidus from the Latin for pale, in reference to the overall pale colouration. 

Species Citation

Plectranthias pallidus Randall & Hoese 1995, Rec. Aust. Mus. 47(3): 330, fig. 2. Type locality: off Townsville, QLD [17°58´30"S, 147°00´30"E].

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Pale Perchlet, Plectranthias retrofasciatus Fourmanoir & Randall 1979

References


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

Randall, J.E. 1996. Two new anthiine fishes of the genus Plectranthias (Perciformes: Serranidae), with a key to the species. Micronesica 29(2): 113-131.  
Randall, J.E. & Hoese, D.F. 1995. Three new species of Australian fishes of the genus Plectranthias (Perciformes: Serranidae: Anthiinae). Records of the Australian Museum 47(3): 327-335. See ref online (as Plectranthias pallidus)

Sadovy, Y.J. 2010. Plectranthias pallidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154994A4685481. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T154994A4685481.en. Downloaded on 07 January 2018.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37311179

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Depth:220 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:7.6 cm SL

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