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Pseudanthias rubrizonatus (Randall, 1983)

Red-belted anthias

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
Andaman, Western Pacific:
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Andaman, Western Pacific Andaman Sea to the Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northwestern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef
Andaman. Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to north-western Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.
Anthias rubrizonatus Randall, 1983
Anthisa rubrizonatus Randall, 1983
Type specimen
Pseudanthias rubrizonatus (Randall, 1983) rubrizonatus, Anthias Randall [J. E.] 1983:35, Figs. 5-8 [Freshwater and Marine Aquarium v. 6 (no. 9)] Southwestern side of Savo Island [Central Province], Solomon Islands, western Pacific, depth 46 meters. Holotype: BPBM 15590. Paratypes: AMS I.22915-001 (2); BMNH 1982.7.27.31-36 (6); BPBM 15572 (3), 15881 (1), 16987 (2); CAS 50933 (1); NSMT-P 21412 (1); ROM 40323 (2); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 17147 (1); USNM 235346 (1); WAM P.27647-001 (1). Synonym: Pseudanthias rubrizonatus (Randall, 1983), Anthias rubrizonatus Randall, 1983, Anthisa rubrizonatus Randall, 1983.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Juveniles recognized by lavender tipped dorsal spines. Similar to P. connelli in South Africa. Found in aggregations around isolated coral heads and rubble patches. Juveniles enter harbors and often on silty rocky reefs.(FB)