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); fucinus: From the Latin for colored with orchil (a violet dye) (Ref. 10649). More on authors: Randall & Ralston.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 122 - 280 m (Ref. 7460). Subtropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Johnston and Hawaiian Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 26. Males with alternating stripes of violet and yellow on head; body yellow suffused with orange-red on side below posterior part of dorsal fin, with irregular continuations of the violet stripes onto body, mainly broken into spots; females similar in color to males but dominantly yellow (the violet markings faint and the orange-red on the body largely absent) (Ref.10649).
Found on steep rocky slopes (Ref. 10649). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302).
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 4.9 - 15.2, mean 7.8 (based on 8 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00394 - 0.02313), 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
): 3.4 ±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 (18 of 100) .