Pseudanthias ventralis (Randall, 1979)
Longfin anthias
Pseudanthias ventralis
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Anthiinae
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 26 - 120 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Great Barrier Reef to islands in Oceania.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-17; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Inhabits caves or coral rubble along steep drop-offs or channel walls. Feeds on larvae of crustaceans and fish eggs (Ref. 89972). Secretive (Ref. 37816).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.01.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 15.10.15
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.02.99

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