Pseudanthias bartlettorum (Randall & Lubbock, 1981)
Bartletts' anthias
Pseudanthias bartlettorum
photo by Mayo, M.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Anthiinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 4 - 30 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Palau, Kosrae in Caroline Islands, Kwajalein in Marshall Islands, Nauru and Fanning Islands in Kiribati. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Description: Characterized by male having yellow upper portion of head and body, lavender pink below and caudal fin yellow with magenta upper and lower margins; female similar but with broader yellow zone dorsally; greatest depth of body 2.9-3.1 in SL; thickened and pointed front of upper lip of male; prolonged second dorsal spine of adult; lunate caudal fin with filamentous tips (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Occurs in large aggregations, few males and several dozen females and juveniles (Ref. 37816).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.01.95
Modified by: Pablico, Grace Tolentino - 13.03.13

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