Pseudanthias olivaceus, Male, Iles Maria, French Polynesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Olive body with a yellow tail, and indistinct yellow and blue stripe from eye to pectoral fin. Males with broad orange blotches on sides, distinct dark red blotch on pectoral fin, and orange bands on tail lobes. Length to 12cm.
Max Size: 9 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.3-29.8°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (40% 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 (89 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.