Redbar anthias, also known as Red-belted Anthias, Liliac-tip Basslet, Deepsea Fairy Basslet, Lilac-tipped Seaperch, Redband Anthias, or Red-band Basslet, is a marine fish belonging to the Anthiinae subfamily within the larger family of Serranidae, which includes groupers and sea basses.
This fish lives in the Indo-Pacific region. It’s sometimes sold for aquariums.
Redbar anthias usually gathers around coral heads and rubble patches in groups.
Younger fish can be found in harbors or on silty rocky reefs. This species is safe for reef tanks.
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Redbar Anthias Interesting Facts
- Redbar anthias (Pseudanthias rubrizonatus) fish live in the Indo-Pacific region, near coral heads and rubble patches.
- They are safe for reef tanks and are mainly found at depths of 33 to 190 feet.
- Males grow up to 12 cm long with a peach-colored head, while females are pink with white on their lower head and belly.
- The fish has unique features such as purple-tipped dorsal spines in young ones and deeply notched tails in males.
Redbar Anthias Habitat
Redbar anthias is found in the Western Pacific, from the Andaman Sea to the Solomon Islands, reaching as far north as southern Japan and as far south as northwestern Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.
This fish is found in marine environments, specifically near reefs.
They typically swim at depths of 10 to 133 meters (33 to 436 feet), but usually stay between 10 and 58 meters (33 to 190 feet).
Redbar anthias fish thrives in tropical waters.
Redbar Anthias Physical Characteristics
Size: 4.7 inches (12.0 centimeters)
Redbar anthias can grow up to 12 cm (4.7 inches) long. This fish has 10 dorsal spines, 16 dorsal soft rays, 3 anal spines, and 7 anal soft rays.
Young ones have purple-tipped dorsal spines. They look similar to P. connelli found in South Africa.
Males have peach-colored head that fades into pale pink with a red blotch on their side and yellow variations.
Females are mostly pink with white on their lower head and belly. Their body depth is about 2.7 to 3.1 times their length (SL).
Male redbar anthias lacks a fleshy protuberance at the front of its upper lip and has no prolonged dorsal spine.
The caudal fin is deeply emarginate to lunate, with prolonged lobes in males.
Redbar Anthias Scientific Classification
|Scientific Name:||Pseudanthias rubrizonatus|
|Also Known As:||Redbar Anthias, Red-belted Anthias, Liliac-tip Basslet, Deepsea Fairy Basslet, Lilac-tipped Seaperch, Redband Anthias, Red-band Basslet|
|Conservation Status:||Least Concern|