Chelidoperca santosi Williams & Carpenter, 2015
Pogi perchlet
Chelidoperca santosi
photo by Williams, J.T.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Max. size:  8.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range - 146 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan and the Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-6; Vertebrae: 24-24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D X,10; 40-45 serrae on preopercle; posttemporal with 5-7 spines on exposed portion at beginning of LL; 42-45 lateral-line tubed scales; 2.5-3.0 scales above lateral line to dorsal origin; body color pinkish without dark markings; snout with row of 4 small dark spots (2 in front of each eye); 2 dark spots on chin (one on each side of symphysis of dentaries); maxillaries pinkish anteriorly with posterior half white with dusky streak positioned centrally near dorsal edge; pelvic fin white with yellow streak on middle rays; white anal fin with 6 large yellow spots separated by broad white interspaces and a narrow yellow distal border; caudal fin with reddish pink base surrounding small pinkish white spot over bases of middle rays, remainder of fin white with 4 narrow yellow bands and yellowish distal margin; caudal-fin shape weakly emarginate (Ref. 98907).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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