Redbar Anthias (Pseudanthias rubrizonatus)

Also known as Anthias, Deepsea Fairy Basslet, Lilac-tip Basslet, Lilac-tipped Seaperch, Redband Basslet, Red-barred Anthias, Red-belted Anthias, Red-girdled Anthias, Rubrizonatus Tri-color, Sea Perch, Tri-color Anthias, Window Anthias

Description

Also known as Anthias, Deepsea Fairy Basslet, Lilac-tip Basslet, Lilac-tipped Seaperch, Redband Basslet, Red-barred Anthias, Red-belted Anthias, Red-girdled Anthias, Rubrizonatus Tri-color, Sea Perch, Tri-color Anthias, Window Anthias.

Found in schools around isolated coral heads and rubble patches over murky rocky reefs and also enter harbours.
They feed on fish and zooplankton.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 10-130m
Widespread Western Pacific

Anthias are often found in large schools often in there hundreds or thousands feeding high above the reef on zooplankton.
They start their life off as females and when there is an opening for a male will change to head up their harem of females.
Males are much more colourful and often have filamentous streamers which they use for their mating dance and to deter other males.
Widespread Indo-Pacifi Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/7321

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