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); privitera: Named for Lisa A. Privitera; noun in apposition. More on authors: Randall & Pyle.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 116 m (Ref. 48242). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Cook Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48242); 4.7 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 26. Elongated body, depth 3.9-4.7 in SL; head length 3.1-3.5 in SL. Orbit papillae present. Supraneural bones 2. Mouth terminal in females, inferior in males as a result of a movable fleshy protuberance at front of upper lip. Third dorsal spine of male elongate, about 1.4 in HL. Caudal fin deeply emarginate to lunate, the caudal concavity 2.15-3.25 in SL. Color when fresh, yellow dorsally with a broad orange band at and below base of soft portion of dorsal fin, bordered ventrally by pale blue; body pink ventrally with irregular yellow stripes on side; dorsal fin yellow with some small pink spots; anal fin greenish yellow with a reticulum of magenta; caudal fin a mixture of pink, magenta, orange, and yellow (Ref. 48242).
Collected on a very steep reef with ledges and caves and observed in aggregations within about a meter of the substratum (Ref. 48242). Feeds on zooplanktons (Ref. 89972). FishBase common name coined by authors.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and R.L. Pyle, 2001. Four new serranid fishes of the anthiine genus Pseudanthias from the South Pacific. Raffles Bull. Zool. 49(1):19-34. (Ref. 48242)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
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
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .