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). More on authors: Randall & Hoover.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 14 - 30 m (Ref. 11441). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: known from the Gulf of Oman and southwestern coast of Oman (Ref. 10689); also Socotra Archipelago (Ref. 37631)..
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)
soft rays: 7. Caudal fin of females deeply emarginate; lower half of caudal fin of males rounded to truncate, upper half with a dorsal filament. Females orange-red in color, caudal lobe tips bright red, scale centers on lower part of body yellow becoming pale yellow or whitish on lower head and abdomen; males similar in body color but with red bar on upper side and a pale zone on upper caudal peduncle, caudal fin yellow becoming red posteriorly, dorsal filament red or yellow.
Found on rocky bottoms (Ref. 11441).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and J.P. Hoover, 1993. Pseudanthias marcia, a new serranid fish from Oman. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 20(2):47-52. (Ref. 10689)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.7 - 28.4, mean 27.1 (based on 16 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00610 - 0.03270), b=2.98 (2.79 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 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 (23 of 100) .