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); oumati: Name from a Marquesan word for sun; refers to the brilliant yellow color of its body and fins; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 50 - 55 m (Ref. 93435). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D X,6 with third dorsal spine elongate and tipped with fleshy yellow filament extending beyond tip of spine; A III,7; pectoral rays 18; lateral-line scales 43; gill rakers 10 + 28; body depth 2.5 in SL; head length (HL) 3.3 in SL; papillae on posterior edge of orbit absent; 5 serrae on margin of subopercle and 5 on interopercle; snout length 4.5 in HL; front of upper lip not thickened (the male condition is unknown); bony interorbital width 3.8 in HL; caudal fin lunate, caudal concavity 3.5 in SL; color of female yellow, all fins yellow with narrow magenta margin (except pectoral fin, which lacks magenta); no stripe from snout to pectoral base; small scales located on basal quarter of soft dorsal fin from segmented rays 1-12; dorsal profile of head is slightly concave (Ref. 93435).
Individuals of this species were found shoaling together on a deep reef within a meter of the bottom (Ref. 93435).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Williams, J.T., E. Delrieu-Trottin and S. Planes, 2013. Two new species of the subfamily Anthiinae (Perciformes, Serranidae) from the Marquesas. Zootaxa 3647(1):167-180. (Ref. 93435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.00892 - 0.05621), b=2.97 (2.75 - 3.19), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .