Yellow-spotted Anthias, Pseudanthias flavoguttatus (Katayama & Masuda 1980)


Other Names: Red Saddled Anthias, Saddleback Anthias, Sunrise Anthias

A Red Saddled Anthias, Pseudanthias flavoguttatus, in the Tanimbar Islands, east Banda Sea, Indonesia. Source: Gerald R. Allen, Fig. 8, in Victor et al. (2020) Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 36: 6-15. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:
A pink to purplish anthiid with a yellowish head, and a row of distinct red saddles or bars separated by pale areas along the back, ending in a large red blotch on the upper part of the caudal peduncle. Males have an elongated third dorsal-fin spine.

Video of Pseudanthias flavoguttata at New Caledonia.

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Pseudanthias flavoguttatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 02 Dec 2021, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5116

Yellow-spotted Anthias, Pseudanthias flavoguttatus (Katayama & Masuda 1980)

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Distribution

Recorded from the Australian territory of Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean. Elsewhere the species occurs in the Indo-west Pacific from Indonesia, Palau, the Marshall Islands north to Japan and south to New Caledonia. Forms large schools on deep reefs at depths to 100 m.

Features

Dorsal fin X,15; Anal fin III,7.

Etymology

The specific name flavoguttatus is from the Latin flavus (= yellow) and guttatus (= spotted) in reference to the small yellow spots that are arranged in irregular, wavy or broken horizontal lines along the body.

Species Citation

Anthias (Mirolabrichthys) flavoguttatus Katayama & Masuda 1980, Japan. J. Ichthyol. 27(3): 187, figs 2-3. Type locality Coast of Izu-Oshima, Japan.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2021

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Yellow-spotted Anthias, Pseudanthias flavoguttatus (Katayama & Masuda 1980)

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Allen, G.R., Steene, R., Human, P. & Deloach, N. 2003. Reef Fish Identification Tropical Pacific. Jacksonville, Florida : New World Publications, Inc. 457 pp. 

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. 

Katayama, M. & Masuda, H. 1980. Two new anthiine fishes from Sagami Bay, Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 27(3): 185-190.

Kuiter, R.H. 2004. Basslets, Hamlets and their relatives. A comprehensive guide to selected Serranidae and Plesiopidae. Chorleywood, UK : TMC Publishing 1, 216 pp. 

Kuiter, R.H. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels - Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Australia : Zoonetics pp. 1-302.

Hobbs, J-P.A., Newman, S.J., Mitsopoulos, G.E.A., Travers, M.J., Skepper, C.L., Gilligan, J.J., Allen, G.R., Choat, H.J. & Ayling, A.M. 2014. Checklist and new records of Christmas Island fishes: the influence of isolation, biogeography and habitat availability on species abundance and community composition. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 30: 184–202 https://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/rbz/supplement-no-30/

Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Guam : Coral Graphics vi 330 pp. 192 pls.

Randall, J.E. & Pyle, R.L. 2001. Four new serranid fishes of the anthiine genus Pseudanthias from the South Pacific. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 49(1): 19-34.

Victor, B.C., Teitelbaum, A. & Randall, J.E. 2020. Pseudanthias timanoa, a new fairy basslet from New Caledonia, South Pacific (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 36: 6-15.  https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4050419

Williams, J.T., Lawrence, A. & Myers, R. 2016. Pseudanthias flavoguttatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T69590843A69592537. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T69590843A69592537.en. Downloaded on 01 June 2021.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37311203

Biology:Hermaphrodite

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:18-100 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm TL

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