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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Perciformes (order)  »  Serranidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 311179 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Plectranthias retrofasciatus   Fourmanoir & Randall, 1979

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 311 Serranidae (Rockcods) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Pale Perchlet
Organism Type: a perchlet
Synonyms: Plectranthias pallidus Randall & Hoese, 1995 [original description]
Plectranthias kelloggi Sih et al 2017 (misidentification of BRUV image - no specimen collected)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Shelf Demersal (40-200m)
Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 311939     Plectranthias spp.
Previous Codes
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-01-13.
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Expected species depth range is from 155 to 220 m.
Taxon Notes:Updated from Plectranthias pallidus after Gill et al 2021 reported it to be a synonym of P. retrofasciatus. Sih et al. (2017) recorded P. kelloggi from the central Great Barrier Reef (ca 18°12′S, 147°15′E and 18°15′S, 147°23′E) based on video footage from baited cameras in 155–179 m, but their observations also appear to be referable to P. retrofasciatus. In Australia, known from off Townsville (17°58.5′ S 147°00.5′ E) south to off Lady Elliott Island (24°04.0′S, 152°37.8′E) in 155-220m.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2021-08-18
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Record source: GILL, ANTHONY C., POGONOSKI, JOHN J., MOORE, GLENN I., JOHNSON, JEFFREY W., 2021. Review of Australian species of Plectranthias Bleeker and Selenanthias Tanaka (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae), with descriptions of four new species., Zootaxa, Vol. 4918: 1-116. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4918.1.1
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