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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Anthiinae
Genus: Anthias

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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Anthias anthias (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
Anthias anthias
[Swallowtail seaperch]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15.6 cm SL

Anthias asperilinguis
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 23.3 cm SL

Anthias cyprinoides

Photo by Beard, A.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 17.9 cm SL
Anthias helenensis Katayama & Amaoka, 1986

Photo by Beard, A.
Anthias helenensis

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Anthias menezesi Anderson & Heemstra, 1980

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
Anthias menezesi

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Anthias nicholsi Firth, 1933

Photo by Flescher, D.
Anthias nicholsi
[Yellowfin bass]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL

Anthias noeli
[Rosy Jewelfish]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL

Anthias woodsi
[Swallowtail bass]
8 Species of Family Serranidae with Genus Anthias
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Anthias anthias Swallowtail seaperch Eastern Atlantic 27 SL
1859 Anthias asperilinguis Western Atlantic 15.6 SL
1986 Anthias cyprinoides Eastern Atlantic 23.3 SL
1986 Anthias helenensis Southeast Atlantic 17.9 SL
1980 Anthias menezesi Western Atlantic 28 TL
1933 Anthias nicholsi Yellowfin bass Western Atlantic 25 TL
2000 Anthias noeli Rosy Jewelfish Southeast Pacific 29 TL
1980 Anthias woodsi Swallowtail bass Western Central Atlantic 20.8 SL

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