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Species: Anthias hensleyi, Euripos Jewelfish

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Oval, blunt head
yellow ring around eye
D orange, A yellow
LL 33-38
C: yellow, tips -long streamers
top jaw scaled
gill rakers 42-23
pelvics: yellow - v long streamers
A 7
body: rows pale spots on scales

Anthias hensleyi Anderson & Garcia-Moliner, 2012

Euripos Jewelfish

Body elongate, oval, strongly compressed; head bluntly pointed, strongly compressed; eye moderate size, without fleshy papillae around its edge; mouth strongly oblique, opens at front, rear of top jaw exposed when mouth closed, with accessory bone above it; nostrils close together; tooth patch on center of roof of mouth oblong to diamond shaped, not prolonged at rear; preoperculum with rear margin serrated, lower corner without spines; 42-43 gill rakers; dorsal fin with X,15; anal fin III, 7; pectorals 18; pelvics inserted slightly before base of pectoral, rays of each fin form a long filament that reaches back to center of rear edge of tail; tail strongly concave, with long filamentous lobes; scales moderate sized, rough, 33-38 on lateral line; head and jaws almost completely scaled.; scales with a few accessory scales on head, but not body; lateral line complete.

Head orange red above shading to yellowish orange below or red before eye, violet after eye, white below; iris red, with an inner yellow ring; a pale yellow ring around eye; 2 yellow stripe on side of head, 1 from mid-eye back to edge of operculum, another from under front of eye back to edge of operculum; body orange red, with rows of yellow spots on scales of the lower 2/3 of the body; tail base yellow; dorsal fin yellow green, tinted with red (or with red at front, blue at rear); tail fin bright yellow; anal fin bright yellow; pelvic fins bright yellow.

Reaches 24.4 cm.

Depth range: 338-344 m.

Demersal on deep reefs.

Known only from the pass separating Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom + water column
  • Near Bottom
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Water column
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Data
  • Zooplankton
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Antilles endemic
  • Caribbean endemic
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • Island (s) only
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 24.4
Depth Range Min
  • 338
Depth Range Max
  • 344