Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Serranoidei
(Groupers) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiadinae
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.; kingyo: From Japanese word 'kingyo', meaning goldfish, referring to the goldfishlike body shape and coloration.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 100 - 150 m (Ref. 36345), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Northwest Pacific: Ryukyu Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36345); 23.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kon, T., T. Yoshino and Y. Sakurai, 2000. A new anthiine fish (Perciformes: Serranidae), Holanthias kingyo, from the Ryukyu Islands. Ichthyol. Res. 47(1):75-79. (Ref. 36345)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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 (0.00960 - 0.06276), b=2.98 (2.76 - 3.20), 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 (38 of 100) .