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Pseudanthias ignitus (Randall and Lubbock, 1981)

Flame Anthias

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae     FishBase  WoRMS  
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
India: Andaman Sea. Indo-Pacific:
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
India: Andaman Sea. Indo-Pacific: India: Andaman Sea. Indo-Pacific: Maldives, Andaman Sea, Indonesia and Thailand
Andaman Sea. Maldives, Indonesia and Thailand.
Anthias ignitus Randall & Lubbock, 1981
Pseudanthias ignitis (Randall & Lubbock, 1981)
Type specimen
Pseudanthias ignitus (Randall and Lubbock, 1981) ignitus, Anthias (Mirolabrichthys) Randall [J. E.] & Lubbock [R.] 1981:18, Fig. 12 [Contributions in Science (Los Angeles) No. 333] Lagoon reef, Villingili Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives, western Indian Ocean, depth 25 meters. Holotype: BPBM 18858. Paratypes: AMS I.19219-001 (1); BMNH 1976.9.30.8 (1), 1977.5.11.5-6 (2); CAS 37888 (1); LACM 35905-1 (1); USNM 216494 (1). Synonym: Pseudanthias ignitus (Randall & Lubbock, 1981), Anthias ignitus Randall & Lubbock, 1981, Pseudanthias ignitis (Randall & Lubbock, 1981).  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Inhabits outer reef slopes. Occurs in aggregations, most frequently in clear waters of outer reef slopes and passes in depths ranging from about 3 to 15 m. Feeds mainly on zooplankton and swims up to several meters above the bottom while feeding. When thr