Pseudanthias ventralis

Scientific name Pseudanthias ventralis
Descriptor Randall
Year of description 1979
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Anthiadidae
Genus Pseudanthias
Pseudanthias ventralis Pseudanthias ventralis


Pseudanthias ventralis is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    7 cm
  • Shape
  • Average size
    6 cm
  • Maximum size
    7 cm
  • Shape

How to recognize Pseudanthias ventralis ?

Pseudanthias ventralis measures around 6 cm. The dominant males can however reach 7 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and rose body.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Pseudanthias ventralis is a fish gregarious naturally found near the bottom. The members of each group are organized around a well established hierarchy. This species is planctophage .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, Pseudanthias ventralis has little concern for non-territorial animals.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

Pseudanthias ventralis is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    26 - 120 m

Biotope presentation

Pseudanthias ventralis is most often found at a depth between 26m and 120m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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