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: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 91 m (Ref. 26165), usually 10 - 60 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115); 32°N - 24°S
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Samoa and the Line Islands (Ref. 2334), north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334); common length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9137)
Mostly found on open substrate with low reef and remote bommies in depths over 20 m. Juveniles maybe shallow in coastal reefs (Ref. 48635). Form small, loose aggregations along current-swept drop-offs (Ref. 1602, 48635).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H. and G.R. Allen, 1993. Meeresfische der Welt - Groß-Indopazifische Region. Tetra Verlag, Herrenteich, Melle. 528 p. (Ref. 9137)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.8 - 28.8, mean 27.6 °C (based on 990 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00398 - 0.02292), b=2.97 (2.76 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 85.2 [47.3, 175.5] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.901 [0.543, 1.480] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.1, 20.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.173 [0.104, 0.286] g/100g ; Selenium = 30 [16, 56] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 151 [54, 464] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.43 [0.94, 2.18] mg/100g (wet weight);