Pseudanthias tukaPurple Queen | Purple Anthias | Purple Queen-basslet | Yellowstripe Anthias | Yellowstriped Fairy Basslet
Male with pointed snout, long trailing tail filaments and dark patch on base of rear dorsal fin. Female with yellow stripe along back and upper and lower tail margins. Male P. pascalus has spots on dorsal fin, while female P. evansi has completely yellow tail and dorsal fin.
Max Size: 12 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.2-31.6°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 7.53
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 (15.6% 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 (136 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