Pseudanthias flavoguttatus (Katayama & Masuda, 1980)
Yellow-spotted anthias
Pseudanthias flavoguttatus
photo by Konishi, S.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Anthiinae
Max. size:  10.2 cm SL (male/unsexed); 8.2 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 18 - 63 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: from Christmas Island, Indonesia,Palau and Marshall Islands northward to Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-15; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7. This species differs from closely related P. lori in details of color and by having fewer dorsal rays (Ref. 37816). Saddles more pronounced and along entire dorsal fin to base of caudal fin (Ref. 48635). Description: Characterized by lavender pink color; each body scale with yellow-orange spot; snout with magenta-edged yellow stripe; 6-7 broad but short saddles along back; lower caudal fin lobe yellow; greatest depth of body 3.3-4.0 in SL; absence of fleshy protuberance at front of upper lip in male; lunate caudal fin; filamentous tips on pelvic fins (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits rocky reefs (Ref. 41299). Forms large schools, frequently mixed with other Pseudanthias (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 March 2015 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.05.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.07.13

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