Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Dactylanthias: Greek, daktyleys, -eos = a kind of grey mullet + Greek, anthias = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335); baccheti: Named for Philippe Bacchet, who provided the holotype and its color photograph.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 200 - 250 m (Ref. 75948). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Tuamotu Archipelago.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75948)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This species is defined by the following characters: D X, 17; A III, 7; pectoral rays 19, unbranched; complete lateral line with 37 pored scales 37; 5 oblique rows of scales on cheek; completely scaled head except mandible and lips; accessory scales on head and nape; 30-36 serrae on rounded corner and upper margin of preopercle; lower margin without serrae nor antrorse spines; body depth 2.65 in SL; head length 2.8 in SL; short snout, 4.0 in HL; interorbital space slightly convex and broad, width 3.7 in HL; filamentous caudal-fin lobes and pelvic fins; preserved color in alcohol pale yellowish with no dark markings; when fresh body with a posterior red bar, broadly edged in pinkish white; body anterior to bar pinkish white with red vertical lines following scale edges; spinous portion of dorsal fin mainly yellow (Ref. 75948).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2007. Dactylanthias baccheti, a new species of anthiine fish (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the Tuamotu Archipelago. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 12(2):83-88. (Ref. 75948)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.00892 - 0.05621), b=2.97 (2.75 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .