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Threadfin Anthias

Pseudanthias huchti

Description:

Male of Threadfin Anthias - Pseudanthias huchti, lavender-grey to yellowish grey; bright red stripe from eye to pectoral fin base, red border on ventral fins; long 3rd dorsal spine. Seen in this picture flashing his long dorsal fin which gave them their common name, Threadfin. They do this when challenging other males and/or when keeping the females in their group interested.

Habitat:

Shallow tropical reefs. They are usually found in big groups and feeds in the water column when there is running current, which brings planktons and other tiny pelagic stuff.

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AlbertKang
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AlbertKang

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 31, 2017
Submitted on Jan 3, 2018

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