Scientific Name
Pseudanthias pleurotaenia  
Pseudanthias pleurotaenia側帶擬花鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1857) Depth 10 - 180M
Chinese 側帶擬花鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 側帶擬花鮨 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 花鱸、海金魚、紅魚 
Distribution in World Middle West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Moluccas 
Synonyms Anthias pleurotaenia   
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 ASIZP0056148. ASIZP0056151. ASIZP0057528. ASIZP0058109. ASIZP0058453. ASIZP0058994. ASIZP0059267. ASIZP0059565. ASIZP0059657. ASIZP0069374. ASIZP0069375. ASIZP0069389. ASIZP0069408. ASIZP0069409. ASIZP0069410. ASIZP0801201. ASIZP0801202. ASIZP0801203. ASIZP0911201. ASIZP0911202. ASIZP0911203. BPBMI23416. FRIP22438. NMMBP03323. NMMBP08527. NMMSTP00847. NTUM05690. NTUM05691. NTUM07486. RUSI27644.  
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Common Name Square-spot fairy basslet; Squarespot anthias 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin continuong, dorsal fin with X spines & 16-18 soft rays, the 3rd longest, elongate both in male and female; anal fin with III spines & 7 soft rays; pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral rays 17-19; caudal fin lunate. Lateral line continuing, lateral line scales 45-50. Body back reddish orange in male, crimson purple abdomen, lateral square pink blotch, dorsal soft ray base with reddish orange blotch, blue margin in each fins. Yellow body in female, orange margin in each scales.
habitats Aggregations of this species occur a few meters above the edges of current-swept drop-offs. Females and males in separate aggregations or mixed sexes. Juveniles solitary and remain close to shelter. 
Distribution Pacific Ocean: Indonesia to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals and New Caledonia. Throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Small perchlet, not commercial food species, but common aquarium species.