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

Other Names: Red Saddled Anthias, Sunrise Anthias

A Red Saddled Anthias, Pseudanthias flavoguttatus, in an aquarium. Source: anthony0303 / Flickr. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

A pink anthiid with a yellowish head, and a row of distinct red saddles or wide bars separated by pale areas along the upper side, 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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Yellow-spotted Anthias, Pseudanthias flavoguttatus (Katayama & Masuda 1980)

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Recorded from the Australian territory of Christmas Island, 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 in depths to 63 m.

Species Citation

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


Dianne J. Bray


Australian Faunal Directory

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


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

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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37311203

Depth:18-90 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm TL

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