Occurs on rocky substrate deeper than 53 m; in a small group of one dominant male and several females. The harems were on a protected slope with less current but were not on steep cliff, never swimming high above the substrate. Each harem occupies an area about 20-25 m2, no fighting between males on the boundary of 2 harems. Occasionally 2 or 3 males share boundaries. While females swim close to the substrate, the males are more active and swim higher up in the water column. Feeds on plankton about 1 m above the substrate.
- Ida, H. and J. Sakaue 2001 Pseudanthias calloura (Teleostei: Perciformes), a new serranid fish from Palau, Central Pacific. Ichthyol. Res. 48(3):263-268. (Ref. 40965) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=40965&speccode=58592
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