Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Serranoidei
(Groupers) > Anthiadidae
(Fairy basslets or Streamer basses)
Etymology: Pseudanthias: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, anthias = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335); fucinus: From the Latin for colored with orchil (a violet dye) (Ref. 10649).
More on authors: Randall & Ralston.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 122 - 280 m (Ref. 7460). Subtropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Johnston and Hawaiian Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 26. Males with alternating stripes of violet and yellow on head; body yellow suffused with orange-red on side below posterior part of dorsal fin, with irregular continuations of the violet stripes onto body, mainly broken into spots; females similar in color to males but dominantly yellow (the violet markings faint and the orange-red on the body largely absent) (Ref.10649).
Found on steep rocky slopes (Ref. 10649). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and R.L. Pyle, 2001. Four new serranid fishes of the anthiine genus Pseudanthias from the South Pacific. Raffles Bull. Zool. 49(1):19-34. (Ref. 48242)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 4.9 - 15.2, mean 7.8 °C (based on 8 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00624 - 0.02918), b=3.00 (2.81 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).