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Pseudanthias oumati  Williams, Delrieu-Trottin & Planes, 2013

Saffron anthias
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Pseudanthias oumati
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Pseudanthias: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, anthias = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335);  oumati: Name from a Marquesan word for sun; refers to the brilliant yellow color of its body and fins; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 50 - 55 m (Ref. 93435).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: French Polynesia, Marquesas Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D X,6 with third dorsal spine elongate and tipped with fleshy yellow filament extending beyond tip of spine; A III,7; pectoral rays 18; lateral-line scales 43; gill rakers 10 + 28; body depth 2.5 in SL; head length (HL) 3.3 in SL; papillae on posterior edge of orbit absent; 5 serrae on margin of subopercle and 5 on interopercle; snout length 4.5 in HL; front of upper lip not thickened (the male condition is unknown); bony interorbital width 3.8 in HL; caudal fin lunate, caudal concavity 3.5 in SL; color of female yellow, all fins yellow with narrow magenta margin (except pectoral fin, which lacks magenta); no stripe from snout to pectoral base; small scales located on basal quarter of soft dorsal fin from segmented rays 1-12; dorsal profile of head is slightly concave (Ref. 93435).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Individuals of this species were found shoaling together on a deep reef within a meter of the bottom (Ref. 93435).

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Williams, J.T., E. Delrieu-Trottin and S. Planes, 2013. Two new species of the subfamily Anthiinae (Perciformes, Serranidae) from the Marquesas. Zootaxa 3647(1):167-180. (Ref. 93435)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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