Olive Anthias [Pseudanthias olivaceus]

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Olive Anthias, Pseudanthias olivaceus. Pacific Ocean: Cook Islands, Austral and Society islands (French Polynesia), Line Islands (Kiribati), and Tuamoto Archipelago. Marine reef-associated, depth range 1 – 34 m.

 Pictures: Cook Islands by Sami Salmenkivi

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Lyretail Anthias [Pseudanthias squamipinnis]

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The sea goldie (Pseudanthias squamipinnis), also known as the lyretail coralfishlyretail anthias, and scalefin anthia, is a small species of colourful fish in the subfamily Anthiinae. It is a common sight to scuba divers in the Indian Ocean. Female: Length up to 7 cm, orange/gold colour with violet streak below the eye. Male: Length up to 15 cm, fuchsia colour with elongated 3rd ray of the dorsal fin, a red patch on the pectoral fin and elongated margins of the tail.

 Pictures: Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Sami Salmenkivi

Squarespot Anthias [Pseudanthias pleurotaenia]

Squarespot Anthias [Pseudanthias pleurotaenia]

Pseudanthias pleurotaenia is a Pseudanthias fish from the Pacific Ocean that is also known as the squarespot anthiasor pink square anthias. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade and grows to a size of 20 cm in length. Males have bold coloration, with a pink squared spot on their side, while females are completely orange in color.

 Pictures: Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia by Sami Salmenkivi