Scalefin Anthias

Common Name: Scalefin Anthias

Scientific Name: Pseudanthias squamipinnis


The Scalefin Anthias is sexually dimorphic. Females are orange to yellow with pale purple scale margins. Males are purplish with a yellow spot on the body scales and a large purplish blotch on the pectoral fin.

Both sexes have an orange stripe across the cheek. The male also has a greatly elongated third dorsal fin spine and a lunate caudal fin with longer lobes than the female.

The common name for this species refers to the heavily scaled fins.


The Scalefin Anthias grows to 15 cm in length.

Location or Region Found

It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Western Pacific.

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