Pseudanthias hypselosoma

Pink Basslet | Pink Seaperch | Stocky Anthias
Pseudanthias hypselosoma
Pseudanthias hypselosoma, male, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pseudanthias hypselosoma
Pseudanthias hypselosoma, female, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Pseudanthias hypselosoma
Pseudanthias hypselosoma, female, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Pseudanthias hypselosoma
Pseudanthias hypselosoma
Pseudanthias hypselosoma


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Male distinctive with red patch 2/3 distance along dorsal fin, and convex tail markings. Female pale with red tips and rear margin on tail, like P. rubrizonatus (Lilac-tipped Basslet), but with bright purple outer eye and more rounded rear margins of dorsal and anal fins.


Max Size: 19 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 16.2-29.2°C

Depth: 6-50m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (1.0% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (17 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland