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: Pseudanthias: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, anthias = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335); mica: Named for Mica Erdmann, the second author's daughter.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 52 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body moderately elongate, depth 2.5-2.8 in SL; posterior edge of orbit without papillae; fleshy protuberance at front of upper lip absent in male; lateral line scales 36-38; gill rakers 9-11+20-24; presence of small triangular patch of vomerine teeth; D X,15-17, with slightly elongate third dorsal spine in males, 2.2-2.5 in HL; A III,7; pectoral rays 17-19; lunate caudal fin, caudal concavity 1.9-2.7 in HL. Colour of male mainly orange-red to yellowish with brown scale margins posterodorsally; presence of broad yellow band behind eye, bordered on lower edge by pink stripe and above by moderately broad red band continuing above eye and across interorbital; reddish median fins with narrow bluish outer margin; reddish yellow pelvic fins with faint violet hue on inner part of fin; translucent to slightly yellowish pectoral fins; female yellowish red with narrow pink-edged yellow band extending from lower rear corner of eye to base of pectoral fin (Ref. 90102).
Occurs in reef crevices and caves in 52 m depth (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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 (10 of 100) .