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Anthias (genus)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Anthiadinae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Perciformes
Family  Serranidae
Scientific name  Anthias
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Anthias salmopunctatus, Pseudanthias regalis

Anthias is a genus of colourful fishes in the subfamily Anthiadinae. Most species are found at deep reefs in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic, often well below depths reachable to a scuba diver. A single species, A. noeli, is found at deep reefs in the East Pacific.

They are red, pink, orange, or yellow, and the largest species reach 29 cm (11 in) in length. They typically occur in groups that feed on zooplankton.


In the past, this genus included far more species, but these have now been moved to other genera, for example Callanthias, Odontanthias, and Pseudanthias. Based on FishBase, these species are currently included in Anthias:

  • Anthias anthias (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Anthias asperilinguisG√ľnther, 1859
  • Anthias cyprinoides (Katayama & Amaoka, 1986)
  • Anthias filamentosus Cuvier & Valenciennes
  • Anthias helenensis Katayama & Amaoka, 1986
  • Anthias menezesi Anderson & Heemstra, 1980
  • Anthias nicholsi Firth, 1933
  • Anthias noeli Anderson & Baldwin, 2000
  • Anthias salmopunctatus Lubbock & Edwards, 1981
  • Anthias tenuis Nichols, 1920
  • Anthias woodsi Anderson & Heemstra, 1980
  • References

    Anthias (genus) Wikipedia

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