Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Pseudanthias: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, anthias = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335); bicolor: Named for its colors, its upper half is salmon pink, lower half lavender pink.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 68 m (Ref. 9710), usually 5 - 50 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115); 28°N - 22°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Indo-Pacific: Mauritius to the Hawaiian and Line islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559), south to the Loyalty Islands; Marshall and Caroline islands in Micronesia.
Relatively uncommon inhabitant of lagoon patch reefs and outer reef slopes. Found in deep coastal to outer reef slopes, in current prone areas (Ref. 48635). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). It occurs in small groups above coral outcrops or near crevices or ledges.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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