Morphology Data of Pseudanthias flavoguttatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species differs from closely related P. lori in details of color and by having fewer dorsal rays (Ref. 37816). Saddles more pronounced and along entire dorsal fin to base of caudal fin (Ref. 48635).

Description: Characterized by lavender pink color; each body scale with yellow-orange spot; snout with magenta-edged yellow stripe; 6-7 broad but short saddles along back; lower caudal fin lobe yellow; greatest depth of body 3.3-4.0 in SL; absence of fleshy protuberance at front of upper lip in male; lunate caudal fin; filamentous tips on pelvic fins (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudanthias flavoguttatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 48 - 50
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 24 - 25
on upper limb 8 - 9


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 15 - 15
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark)

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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