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Species: Anthias noeli, Rosy jewelfish

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pink above, silver below, nape yellow
large eye, iris blue
yellow stripe: snout - operculum
D & A: front rays long
C red + top & bottom blue
D spines silver, rays blue-pink

Anthias noeli Anderson & Baldwin, 2000

Rosy Jewelfish

Body elongate, oblong to oval, strongly compressed; head, strongly compressed; eye 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; no teeth on tongue; tooth patch on center of roof of mouth, triangular to chevron shaped, not prolonged at rear; preoperculum with rear margin serrated, but no forward pointing spines on lower corner; 37-41 gill rakers; dorsal fin with X, 15-16, spine tips with short filament, spine IV or V longest (14-20% SL), at least 2 frontal soft rays elongate anal fin III, 7, at least one soft ray elongate; pectorals 18-20; pelvic inserted slightly before base of pectoral, 33-55% SL; tail fin forked, top lobe longer, 39-60% SL; scales rough, without small accessory scales on head or body, 38-46 on lateral line; head and jaws fully scaled, except lower jaw naked (sometimes a few scales at rear) and throat naked; scales around tail base 22-25; lateral line complete.

Bluish pink above, paler silvery pink below (these colors becoming more red in freshly collected specimens); iris blue grey, with a thin cream inner ring; top of nape yellow; a yellow stripe along side of snout to eye, then continuing behind eye to upper corner of operculum; dorsal fin with spiny part silvery, soft part blue-pink, with the long front rays yellow; tail fin reddish to dark pink with upper and lower borders blue-white; anal fin reddish, spines and front rays yellow; pelvics reddish, front edge yellow; pectorals pink to red.

Reaches 32 cm.

Lives on deep reefs.

Depth range: 90-350 m.

The Galapagos, Cocos and mainland Ecuador.

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  • Marine Only
  • Marine
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom + water column
  • Bottom
  • Near Bottom
  • Rocks
  • Reef only
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • No Data
  • Planktivore
  • Zooplankton
  • No Data
Egg Type
  • Pelagic
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • All species
Regional Endemism
  • Island (s)
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 32
Depth Range Min
  • 90
Depth Range Max
  • 350