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Genus: Anthias, Jewelfishes


All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

front nostril + flap
D X, 13-16
roof mouth: front tooth patch- not elongated at rear
gill rakers 37-48
head all scaled
LL 31-48

ANTHIAS

JEWELFISHES

Body elongate, oblong to oval, strongly compressed; head strongly compressed; eye moderate to large; no fleshy papillae around edge of eye; front and rear nostrils close together; rear edge of front nostril with a flap, but no filament; mouth moderately to strongly oblique, lower jaw projecting, rear of top jaw exposed when mouth closed, without accessory bone above it; with or without patch of granular teeth on tongue; tooth patch on center of roof of mouth not prolonged at rear; preoperculum with rear margin serrated, but no forward pointing spines on lower corner; 37-48 gill rakers; dorsal fin X, 13-16; anal fin III, 6-8; pectorals 16-18; pelvic inserted slightly before base of pectoral; tail fin forked to concave, lobes with filaments; scales rough, without small accessory scales on head or body, 31-48 on lateral line; head and jaws fully scaled; lateral line complete.

A genus with 8 species, found in the E Pacific, both sides of the Atlantic, and the Mediterranean.