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Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Subfamily: Anthiadinae
Genus: Pseudanthias
Bleeker, 1871

Pseudanthias is a genus of colourful reef fishes of the subfamily Anthiadinae. They are found in the Indo-Pacific. The species belonging to this genus have a diet consisting of zooplankton, and are haremic.[1] Fishes currently included in this genus were earlier part of the Anthias genus. Pseudanthias is the largest anthiine genus[2]


Pseudanthias dispar
Pseudanthias marcia
Pseudanthias pascalus
Pseudanthias taeniatus
Pseudanthias tuka

There are currently 63 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Randall, John E.; Allen, Gerald R.; Steene, Roger C. (1997). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824818951. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Leis, Jeffrey Martin; Carson-Ewart, Brooke M. (2000). The Larvae of Indo-Pacific Coastal Fishes: An Identification Guide to Marine Fish Larvae. BRILL. p. 371. ISBN 9004115773. 
  3. ^ Williams, J.T., Delrieu-Trottin, E. & Planes, S. (2013): Two new fish species of the subfamily Anthiinae (Perciformes, Serranidae) from the Marquesas. Zootaxa, 3647 (1): 167–180.