Pseudanthias hawaiiensis (Randall, 1979)
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Anthiinae
Max. size:  7.69 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 26 - 68 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii and Johnston Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-10. This species has the following characters: body depth 2.6-2.95 in SL; scaled lower jaw; absence of fleshy papillae on edge of orbit; upper edge of preopercle finely serrate while the lower edge is smooth; margin of subopercle serrate while interopercle has 0-4 serrae; in males the front of upper lip is not thickened nor pointed and the anterior soft part of the anal fin more prolonged, fourth anal soft ray longest; caudal fin deeply emarginate with filamentous lobes; pelvic fins long, very long in males; colour of females yellow dorsally, shading on body to lavender-pink, but scale centers yellow; head yellow with pink to magenta lines; fins are yellow, the dorsal and anterior anal fin with magenta margin; color of head of males similar to females but body orange with red scale centers, changing to violet posteriorly; dorsal and anal fins are mainly orange, abruptly pale yellow posteriorly; a large magenta-edged yellow spot at base of pectoral fins (Ref. 86689).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.02.99
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.10.15
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.10.15

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