Pseudanthias squamipinnis Peters 1855
orange fairy basslet, orange seaperch, scalefin anthias
Pseudanthias squamipinnis, orange fairy basslet

family Serranidae - rockcods & basslets

Female Orange Fairy Basslets, Pseudanthias Squamipinnis, (left) are bright orange in colour. The males (right) are lilac to purple with a conspicuous reddish purple spot on the pectoral fin. Males also have a long third dorsal spine. Orange Basslets are often found in small groups

Distribution =   widespread tropical Indo-Pacific
Max size =   12cms