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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.
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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.
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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
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Size

Maximum size: 130 mm NG
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Max. size

13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
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Diagnostic Description

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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Male has two yellow-tipped filaments heading the dorsal fin that are used for display (Ref. 48635).
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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)
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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
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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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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