Shen's Basslet, Pseudanthias sheni Randall & Allen 1989


A male Shen's Basslet, Pseudanthias sheni, at Mermaid Reef, Rowley Shoals, off Western Australia. Source: David Shen / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
Like several other basslet species, Shen's Basslet has a yellow or orange band from the eye to the pectoral-fin base. Shen's Basslet is very similar to the Mirror Basslet, Pseudanthias pleurotaenia

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Dianne J. Bray, Pseudanthias sheni in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1725

Shen's Basslet, Pseudanthias sheni Randall & Allen 1989

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Distribution

Endemic to the Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef, Western Australia.

Species Citation

Pseudanthias sheni Randall & Allen, 1989, Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 15(3): 74, Figs. 1-5. Type locality: Northeastern end of Mermaid Reef, 17°02'S, 119°38'E, Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, depth 46 metres. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Shen's Basslet, Pseudanthias sheni Randall & Allen 1989

References


Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270.

Kuiter, R.H. 2004. Basslets, Hamlets and their relatives. A comprehensive guide to selected Serranidae and Plesiopidae. Chorleywood, UK : TMC Publishing 1, 216 pp. (regarded Pseudanthias pleurotaenia as a senior synonym of P. sheni)

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Randall, J.E. & Allen, G.R. 1989. Pseudanthias sheni, a new serranid fish from Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef, Western Australia. Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 15(3): 73-78 [dated 1988]

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37311176

Biology:Capable of changing sex

Depth:25-46 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10.5 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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