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Pseudanthias squamipinnis (Peters, 1855)

Sea goldie

Classification
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)
Distribution
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
Laccadive sea. Indo-West Pacific
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Indo-West Pacific Laccadive sea. Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Natal, South Africa to Niue, north to Japan, south to Australia. Recorded from Europa Island.
Laccadive sea. Red Sea, Natal, South Africa to Niue, north to Japan, south to Australia and Europe Island.
Synonyms
Serranus squamipinnis Peters, 1855
Anthias squamipinnis (Peters, 1855)
Franzia squamipinnis (Peters, 1855)
Anthias sqamipinnis (Peters, 1855)
Anthias squammipinnis (Peters, 1855)
Pseudanthias squammipinnis (Peters, 1855)
Pseudoanthias squamipinnis (Peters, 1855)
Type specimen
Pseudanthias squamipinnis (Peters, 1855) squamipinnis, Serranus (Anthias) Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1855:429 [Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855] Mozambique, 15°S, western Indian Ocean. Holotype: ZMB 258. Synonym: Pseudanthias squamipinnis (Peters, 1855), Serranus squamipinnis Peters, 1855, Anthias squamipinnis (Peters, 1855), Franzia squamipinnis (Peters, 1855), Anthias sqamipinnis (Peters, 1855), Anthias squammipinnis (Peters, 1855), Pseudanthias squammipinnis (Peters, 1855), Pseudoanthias squamipinnis (Peters, 1855).  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D. X, 17; A. III, 7; P. ii, 15; V. I, 5. L1. 40; Ltr. 3+1+15-16. GR. 9+1+24.
2 Color patterns vary from one locality to another. Adults are found above coral outcrops or patch reefs of clear lagoons, channels, or outer reef slopes. Form large aggregations. Feed on zooplankton. A protogynous hermaphrodite. Males are territorial and D. X, 17; A. III, 7; P. ii, 15; V. I, 5. L1. 40; Ltr. 3+1+15-16. GR. 9+1+24.
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