Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Meganthias: Name from Greek 'megas' for large and 'anthias' for Mediterranean fish, refers to the size of the 2 species, larger than species of Odontanthias which do not exceed 20.4 cm SL.; carpenteri: Named for Kent E. Carpenter of Old Dominion University.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Atlantic: off the coast of Nigeria.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78426)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Differs from all other congeners by its lips mostly covered with very small scales, upper lip lacking rugosities, lower lip with rugosities along dorsal part; and maxilla almost squared off poteriorly where dorsal and posterior boarders of maxilla forming a right angle (Ref. 78426).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anderson, W.D. Jr., 2006. Meganthias carpenteri, new species of fish from the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, with a key to eastern Atlantic Anthiinae (Perciformes: Serranidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 119(3):404-417. (Ref. 78426)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02455 (0.00951 - 0.06333), b=2.98 (2.75 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .