Morphology Data of Pseudanthias huchtii
Identification keys
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
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

Description: Characterized by male having blue grey color with strong yellowish hue, median fin yellow, bright red band from rear edge of eye to base of pectoral fin, anterior half of pelvic fin red; female with dull yellow or greenish yellow color with bright yellow upper and lower margins on caudal fin; greatest depth of body 2.3-2.8 in SL; absence of fleshy protuberance at front of upper lip in males; greatly prolonged third dorsal spine in male; lunate caudal fin with filamentous tips in male; pelvic fins not reaching anal fin (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudanthias huchtii

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 36 - 40
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 - 26
on upper limb 9 - 10
total 33 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 10 - 10
Soft-rays total 17 - 17
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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