Bartlett’s Anthias belongs to the Anthiinae subfamily, which is part of the Serranidae family that includes groupers and sea basses.
You can find this fish in the Pacific Ocean. People sometimes keep Bartlett’s anthias in aquariums since they are safe for coral reefs.
These fish tend to form large groups with a few males and many females and young ones.
Bartlett’s Anthias Interesting Facts
- Bartlett’s anthias (Pseudanthias bartlettorum) is a coral reef-safe fish found in the Pacific Ocean.
- This marine species forms large groups with few males and many females and young ones.
- Males reach up to 9 cm in length and have yellow heads, lavender-pink lower bodies, and yellow caudal fins with magenta edges.
- They inhabit tropical waters near coral reefs at depths of 4 to 30 meters (13 to 98 feet).
Bartlett’s Anthias Habitat
Bartlett’s anthias lives in the Pacific Ocean, specifically around Palau, Kosrae in the Caroline Islands, Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Fanning Islands in Kiribati, and was recently found in Tonga.
This fish is a marine species that lives near coral reefs at depths of 4 to 30 meters (13 to 98 feet) and is found in tropical waters between 10°N and 1°S latitude.
Bartlett’s Anthias Physical Characteristics
Size: 3.5 inches (9.0 centimeters)
Bartlett’s anthias can grow up to 3.5 inches (9.0 centimeters) in length and weigh around 6.33 grams.
They have 10 dorsal spines, 17 to 18 soft dorsal rays, 3 anal spines, and 7 soft anal rays.
Male Bartlett’s anthias fish exhibit a yellow upper portion of the head and body, with lavender-pink on the lower portion.
Their caudal fin is yellow with magenta upper and lower margins. Females look similar but have wider yellow areas on their backs.
The body depth is about 3 times smaller than its length. Male lips are thickened and pointed at the front.
While adult fish have longer second dorsal spines, and their caudal fins are crescent-shaped with thin tips.