Pearlspot Fairy Basslet, Selenanthias analis Tanaka 1918

Other Names: Pearl-spotted Fairy Basslet

A Pearlspot Fairy Basslet, Selenanthias analis, from Taiwan - ASIZ P0063074. Source: Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility (TaiBIF). License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

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Dianne J. Bray, Selenanthias analis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jul 2020,

Pearlspot Fairy Basslet, Selenanthias analis Tanaka 1918

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Inhabits offshore trawls off north Western Australia, Japan and Taiwan.


Dorsal fin X, 15-17; Anal fin III, 7; Pectoral fin 15; Gill rakers 9-10 + 19; Lateral line scales (pored) 36-38.

Body oblong, eye large, diameter greater than or equal to snout length. Mouth large, small canines at front of jaws. Upper caudal fin lobe with filamentous rays.


Dianne J. Bray

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CAAB Code:37311049

Depth:200–204 m

Max Size:13 cm SL

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