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); bimarginatus: Named for its conspicuous colour feature, the broad, lavender-blue, upper and lower margins of the caudal fin. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 35 - 65 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Maldives and Indonesia
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D X,16; A III, 7; pectoral-fin rays 16-17 (usually 17); lateral-line scales 42-43; gill rakers 10-11 + 22-24; body depth 3.0-3.3 in SL; head length 2.9-3.1 in SL; papillae on posterior edge of orbit; no serrae on edge of subopercle nor on interopercle; snout length 3.75-4.45 in HL; front of upper lip thickened and moderately protuberant; bony interorbital width 3.45-3.75 in HL; 4th to 10th dorsal spines subequal, 2.15-2.8 in HL; caudal fin lunate, 2.4-2.55 in SL; color of males lavender-pink, the head yellow dorsally with narrow magenta bands, caudal fin red with broad, upper and lower lavender-blue margins; color of females mainly yellow with flecks of magenta, the head with the same magenta bands as male, and fins mainly yellow with a narrow magenta margin (Ref. 86964).
Forms schools and found in outer slopes in 35-65 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2011. Two new serranid fishes of the genus Pseudanthias from the Western Indian Ocean. Smithiana Bulletin 13:75-78. (Ref. 86964)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.5 - 27.8, mean 25.9 (based on 21 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
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .