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Species: Bathyanthias species A, Panama Bass

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red + yellow stripes
C lobes: edges yellow, black tips
D 12
LL 43
gill rakers 20

Bathyanthias species A

Panama Bass

Body moderately elongate and compressed; head pointed, curved upper profile; eye moderate; front nostrils distinctly tubular, nearer lip than are rear nostrils; mouth moderately large, slightly oblique, lower jaw slightly projecting; rear of top jaw exposed when mouth closed, corner with weakly developed hook; rear edge of preopercle serrated; no prominent spines on opercle; 20 gill rakers; dorsal fin VIII, 12, weakly notched between spiny and soft parts; anal fin III, 8; pectoral fin 15; anus near origin of anal fin; tail slightly forked; lateral line in a broad arch to tail base, 43 pored scales.

Upper head and body pale red, paler below; head with a narrow yellow stripe from snout across cheek immediately below eye, body with 2 yellow stripes, one from eye along the middle of the back to the tail base, one from the upper eye along the upper back above and following the curve of the lateral line, to the upper 1/3 of the tail fin base; dorsal fin with reddish base, yellow outer part; anal fin pale pink, with a yellow border; pectoral with pink top edge; pelvics pale; anal fin whitish, outer edge yellow; tail fin pinkish, central rays yellow, top and bottom edges of lobes yellow, top and bottom tips black.

Reaches 10 cm.

Trawled, and collected by submarine on soft bottoms.

Depth range: 185-252 m.

Panama to the lesser Antilles.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • In & Offshore
  • Inshore
  • Offshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Soft bottom only
  • Mud
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Bony fishes
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Caribbean endemic
  • Continent
  • Continent only
  • GC endemic
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 10
Depth Range Min
  • 185
Depth Range Max
  • 252