Pseudanthias squamipinnis

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Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis, Female left, male right. Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis, female, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis, juvenile, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis, male, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis, male, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis, male, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis, female, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis, male, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Pseudanthias squamipinnis

Distribution

Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Male with purple patch on pectoral fin and elongated 3rd dorsal fin spine, and female with large scales and purple outer eye. Similar P. huchtii male has stripe onto pectoral fin and female with yellow outer eye. Most common basslet on shallow reefs.


Information

Max Size: 15 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19-30.8°C

Depth: 0-55m

Habitat Generalization Index: 12.33

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: Frequent (11.6% 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: Large aggregations (112 per transect)

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