Red-belted anthias

Characteristics

  • Recorded singly and in small schools in rocky reefs deeper than 10 m.
  • In Australia, this species was reported to feed on pelagic and benthic organisms, including larval fishes, heteropods, isopods and mysids.

Description

  • A violet stripe below eye.

Male:

  • A vertical red bar in the middle of the body.
  • Body lavender anteriorly and yellow posteriorly.

Female:

  • Body light red, whitish ventrally.
  • A yellow mark on each scale.
  • Caudal fin red-tipped.

Common Name: Red-belted anthias

Family Common Name: Groupers

Scientific Name: Pseudanthias rubrizonatus___(Randall, 1983)

Maximum Length: 12 cm (Total Length)