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: Odontanthias: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, anthis = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335); wassi: Named for Richard C. Wass, who obtained the holotype. More on authors: Randall & Heemstra.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 57080). Tropical
Central Pacific: American Samoa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D X,16; A III, 7; pectoral rays 17; lateral-line scales 42; gill rakers 14 + 31; body depth 2.35 in SL; head length (HL) 2.75 in SL; large eye, orbit diameter 3.15 in HL; at angle of preopercle a spine extending about half distance to margin of subopercle; arrowhead-shaped vomerine tooth patch; mesopterygoids with a patch of villiform teeth; dorsally on snout are small scales nearly reaching base of upper lip; anteriorly mandible scaled nearly to second mandibular pore; elongate third dorsal spine, 1.55 in HL; dorsal fin with no rays produced as filaments; third anal spine slightly longer than second, 1.95 HL; deeply emarginate caudal fin, the lobes tapering little and not pointed, fin length 2.55 in SL; pectoral fins 1.15 in HL, 3.2 in SL; pelvic fins are reaching base of third anal spine, 3.05 in SL; body color when fresh deep pink dorsally, paler ventrally, with a large yellow area on body above pectoral fin except large faint dusky patches below dorsal fin; head crossed by 4 faint yellow stripes; dorsal fin is mainly yellow basally, pink distally; caudal fin pink, a broad yellow band in each lobe, confluent basally in fin (Ref. 57080).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and P.C. Heemstra, 2006. Review of the Indo-Pacific fishes of the genus Odontanthias (Serranidae: Anthiinae), with descriptions of two new species and a related genus. Indo-Pac. Fish. (38):32 p. (Ref. 57080)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00384 - 0.02270), b=2.97 (2.77 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .