Chelidoperca myathantuni Psomadakis, Gon & Htut, 2021
Mya Than Tun’s perchlet
photo by Alvheim, O.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Max. size:  12.95 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 101 - 185 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea, Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-6. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: scale rows between the lateral line and middle of spinous dorsal-fin base 3 (2 full-sized plus 1 half-sized); pored lateral-line scales 42-44 (modally 44); pectoral-fin rays 16; predorsal scales 7-8 (modally 7); no scale rows from ventral side of dentary; scale rows on interorbital area extending to mid-orbit level; maxilla expanded posteriorly and covered ventrally by high skin fold; outermost row teeth of upper jaw are distinctly enlarged; side of the body with longitudinal dashed black stripe; 8-9 short white sub-triangular bars ventrally; dorsal-fin pale yellow with reddish pigment mostly restricted at the base of spines and rays (Ref. 123773).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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