Hawkfish anthias

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Hawkfish anthias
Serranocirrhitus latus.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Subfamily: Anthiadinae
Genus: Serranocirrhitus
Watanabe, 1949
Species: S. latus
Binomial name
Serranocirrhitus latus
Watanabe, 1949

The hawkfish anthias (Serranocirrhitus latus), also known as the hawk anthias, fathead anthias, or sunburst anthias, is a small, colorful species of marine fish in the subfamily Anthiadinae. It is the only member of the genus Serranocirrhitus.[1] Compared to most members of Anthiinae, it is relatively thickset. It reaches 13 cm (5.1 in) in length, and is orange-yellow on the upper part of its body and deep pink on the lower part. It is found at coral reefs at depths of 15–70 m (49–230 ft) in the West Pacific, ranging from Indonesia to southern Japan and Tonga.[2] In the wild, the fish's diet consists mainly of zooplankton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Serranocirrhitus in FishBase. June 2012 version.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Serranocirrhitus latus" in FishBase. June 2012 version.
  3. ^ Lougher, Tristan (2006). What Fish?: A Buyer's Guide to Marine Fish. Interpet Publishing. ISBN 0-7641-3256-3.