Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Serranoidei
(Groupers) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiadinae
Etymology: Pseudanthias: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, anthias = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 26 - 68 m (Ref. 10382). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii and Johnston Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10382)
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1979. A review of the serranid fish genus Anthias of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Contrib. Sci. Natur. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County 302:1-13. (Ref. 10382)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00548 - 0.02760), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).