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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found inshore (Ref. 75154). Usually occurs in groups on well-protected reefs of lagoons or bays (Ref. 2334, 48635).
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Maldives to Samoa, north to Taiwan (Ref. 5193) and the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 9710), south to the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 17; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Size

Maximum size: 190 mm ---
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Max. size

19.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334))
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
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Diagnostic Description

Plain pink but males display with intense color (Ref. 48635).Description: Characterized by having greatest depth of body 2.5-3.0 in SL; fleshy protuberance at front of upper lip absent in male; without prolonged dorsal spines, male with elevated soft dorsal and anal fins; emarginate female caudal fin, truncate to slightly rounded caudal fin in male (Ref 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 50 m (Ref. 37816)
  • Myers, R.F. 1999 Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p. (Ref. 37816)
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Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 6 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 6 - 27
  Temperature range (°C): 25.689 - 26.989
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.073 - 2.632
  Salinity (PPS): 34.133 - 35.312
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.556 - 4.812
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.141 - 0.212
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.819 - 7.618

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 6 - 27

Temperature range (°C): 25.689 - 26.989

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.073 - 2.632

Salinity (PPS): 34.133 - 35.312

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.556 - 4.812

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.141 - 0.212

Silicate (umol/l): 0.819 - 7.618
 
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Depth: 10 - 40m.
From 10 to 40 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Usually occurs in groups on well-protected reefs of lagoons or bays.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pseudanthias hypselosoma

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Baensch, H.A. and H. Debelius 1997 Meerwasser atlas. Mergus Verlag GmbH, Postfach 86, 49302, Melle, Germany. 1216 p. 3rd edition. (Ref. 27115)
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Wikipedia

Pseudanthias hypselosoma

Pseudanthias hypselosoma is a Pseudanthias fish from the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 19cm in length.

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