Serranocirrhitus latus Watanabe, 1949
Hawkfish anthias
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Anthiinae
 Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 15 - 70 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Moluccas to Fiji, north to the Izu Islands and Taiwan (Ref. 5193), south to New Caledonia and the Great Barrier Reef. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-20; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Description: Characterized by deep pink color; scales with yellow spot; upper operculum with large bright yellow spot; yellow bands radiating from eye; greatest depth of body 3.4-3.8 in SL; no prolonged dorsal spines; lunate caudal fin with prolonged lobes in male (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Occurs inshore near coral reefs (Ref. 7300). Also occurs in small groups near caves, ledges and drop-offs (Ref. 9710, 48635). Also a solitary species, sometimes in loose aggregations (Ref. 48635). Secretive, swims upside-down (Ref. 37816).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 14.06.94
 Modified by: Santos, Kristine - 14.03.13
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.09.95

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