Not just another tequila sunrise

Main report: Pseudanthias tequila, The Cave Anthias Finally Has A Name!
(Reefs.com)
Other Reporting: Reefs.com, SOPAD Fiji (YouTube), Reefs.com
Scientific Paper: Zootaxa   
New Taxa: Pseudanthias tequila
Common Name: Cave Anthias
Categories: Fish | New Species
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A bright fairy basslet known from Micronesia is now described.  This gorgeous, brightly coloured little fish is found in the Ogasawara Islands and the Marianas Islands in the western Pacific Ocean.  Divers have typically encountered this species in depths below 40 meters, and, no doubt, it can be expected quite a bit further down into the mesophotic zone.  See other anthias discovered in recent years.  See video of the Cave anthias in its habitat.  The species name for the new little fish alludes to the bright coloured cocktail tequila sunrise.

Cave Anthias, from Ogasawara Islands. Credit: Toshio Minami

 

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