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Pseudanthis ignitus has a moderately elongate, compressed body with an oblique, moderately large mouth which, in males, has a swollen upper lip which can be moved up and down and with the maxillia reaching to the level of the rear margin of the eye. The lateral line is smoothly curved and runs parallel to the dorsal profile. The dorsal fin has 10 spines and 16-17 soft rays while the anal fin has 3 spines and 7 soft rays. The head and body of males are orange, reddening towards the back and tinged with lavender towards the belly and abdomen. The bottom part of the head is pale yellow and there is an orange strip with lavender edges which runs from the tip of the snout, through the bottom half of the eye to the edge of the gill cover just in front of the pectoral fin. The iris is orange and lavender below and greenish above. There is a small red spot at the base of the pectoral fin. The dorsal fin is bright red with a purple edge and a yellow base which broadens onto the fin rays. The anal fin is hyaline and its colour is lavender while the caudal fin is orange on the base becoming redder on its lobes. Females are similarly but less intensely coloured. The maximum total length of this species is 9 centimetres (3.5 in). Learn more about Flame Anthia


View related species in family group: Perch

Animalia: Chordata: Perciformes: Actinopterygii: Serranidae: Pseudanthias ignitus

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