Common Name: Threadfin Anthias
Scientific Name: Pseudanthias huchtii
The image shows a male Threadfin Anthias. It has a distinctive colour pattern and an elongated third dorsal fin spine and caudal fin lobes. Males have a prominent orange stripe from the eye to the middle of the pectoral fin. They also have a wide maroon band on the outer margin of the pelvic fin. Females and juveniles are greenish-yellow.
This species grows to 12cm in length.
Location or Region Found
The Threadfin Anthias occurs from the Philippines through to the northern Great Barrier Reef and east to Vanuatu. It is often seen in aggregations above dropoffs on outer reef crests. Females greatly outnumber males.