Tag: Lilac-Tipped Anthias (Fairy Basslet)

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Red-Bar Anthias (Pseudanthias Rubrizonatus) - Male

The male Red-Bar Anthias (Pseudanthias rubrizonatus) is far more recognizable and easy to identify than the female, although due to the small size of the species and their preference for deeper locations such as the

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Red-Bar Anthias (Pseudanthias Rubrizonatus) - Male

Another photograph of the colourful male Red-Bar Anthias (Pseudanthias rubrizonatus)

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Red-Bar Anthias (Pseudanthias Rubrizonatus) - Male

This photograph of the male Red-Bar Anthias (Pseudanthias rubrizonatus) clearly shows the filaments trailing from the upper and lower corners of the caudal (tail) fin, which is the main anatomical difference between males and females of the species.

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Red-Bar Anthias (Pseudanthias Rubrizonatus) - Female

The female Red-Bar Anthias (Pseudanthias rubrizonatus) is far less easy to spot than the male due to its lack of any really distinctive markings.