(Katayama & Masuda, 1980)
English : Yellow-spotted anthias
French : Anthias à taches jaunes
Class : Teleostei
Order : Perciformes
Family : Serranidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species grows to 10,2 cm long. Slender body, body coloration mostly pink with rows of yellow spots on head and first half of body. Row of six white-edged square red blotches on rear half of back until tail peduncle. Yellowish fins.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area, from Christmas Island and through Indonesia and Philippines to Palau and New Caledonia, to south Japan. Lives in deep coral reefs and rocky reefs, from 18 to 63 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is widespread and common. As it lives in deep waters, it faces no threats at this time.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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