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Overview

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Biology

Relatively uncommon inhabitant of lagoon patch reefs and outer reef slopes. Found in deep coastal to outer reef slopes, in current prone areas (Ref. 48635). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). It occurs in small groups above coral outcrops or near crevices or ledges.
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Mauritius to the Hawaiian and Line islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559), south to the Loyalty Islands; Marshall and Caroline islands in Micronesia.
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Indo-West Pacific: Mascarenes and Maldives east to Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Grande Terre and Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16 - 18; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7 - 8
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Size

Maximum size: 130 mm NG
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Max. size

13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Diagnostic Description

Male has two yellow-tipped filaments heading the dorsal fin that are used for display (Ref. 48635).Description: Characterized by having upper half yellow orange color and lower half lavender pink; greatest depth of body 2.7-3.1 in SL; thickened and slightly pointed front of upper lip of male; prolonged third dorsal spine of adult female; very elongates second and third dorsal spines; lunate caudal fin with filamentous tips (Ref 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Description

Relatively uncommon inhabitant of lagoon patch reefs and outer reef slopes. It occurs in small groups above coral outcrops or near crevices or ledges.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Type Information

Paratype for Anthias (Mirolabrichthys) bicolor Randall
Catalog Number: USNM 215284
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Randall, P. Allen & E. Helfman
Year Collected: 1970
Locality: Oahu, Hawaiian Islands; Off Pokai Bay, Small Area of Live Coral With Holes & Ledges, Oahu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
Depth (m): 34 to 34
  • Paratype: Randall, J. E. 1979. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. No. 302: 4.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 68 m (Ref. 9710), usually 5 - 50 m (Ref. 27115)
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
  • 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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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 200 - 200
 
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Depth: 5 - 68m.
From 5 to 68 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

In the coral reefs of the Indo-West Pacific Region (Ref. 9137). Found inshore (Ref. 75154).
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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

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
  • Miyasaka, A. 1993 A database on scientific and common names of fishes exported from Hawaii. The information was derived from the above mentioned database. A printout of the names is also available from the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Ref. 5358)
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Wikipedia

Pseudanthias bicolor

Pseudanthias bicolor is a Pseudanthias fish from the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 13 cm in length.

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Habitat[edit]

The bicolor anthias likes waters 10–70 meters deep. Water temperatures are good between 79-86 degrees Fahrenheit. it likes light but not too much of it.

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