Scientific Name
Pseudanthias pascalus  
Pseudanthias pascalus厚唇擬花鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Tanaka, 1927) Depth 5 - 60M
Chinese 厚唇擬花鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 紫紅擬花鮨 
Max Length 17 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱸、海金魚、紅魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Okinawa 
Synonyms Anthias pascalus, Entonanthias pascalus, Mikrolabrichthys pascalus, Mirolabrichthys pascalus, Mirolabrichthys tuka, Mirolabrichthys tuka pascalus, Pseudanthias pascalis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056149. ASIZP0059582. NMMSTP00714. NTUM03737. NTUM04322. NTUM06168. NTUM07487.  
Common Name Purple queen; Amethyst anthias 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin continuing, with X,spines and 15-17 rays, the 5th to 10th almost the same length; anal fin with III spines and 7-8 rays; pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral rays 16-19; caudal fin emarginate. Lateral line continuing, lateral line scales 48-52. Body purplish white, soft rays yellowish in male.
habitats More common at oceanic islands than on continental reefs. Occurs in large groups around coral outcrops and caves of outer reef slopes. Feeds on copepods and other planktonic crustaceans or crustacean larvae and fish eggs. 
Distribution Pacific Ocean: Bali and the Ryukyu Islands to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Small perchlet, not commercial food species, but aquarium species.