Yellowstripe Fairy Basslet Pseudanthias tuka

Yellowstripe Fairy Basslet
Yellowstripe Fairy Basslet
The Yellowstripe Fairy Basslet is in the Bass and Grouper family of fish. It is also called the Purple Anthias and Purple Queen. It is native to reefs of the Indian Ocean, Indonesia and Australia.
Yellowstripe Fairy Basslet
Yellowstripe Fairy Basslet
The fish is pink-purple but only the female has the dorsal yellow stripe after which they are named. The male has a yellow snout and chin. The fish grows typically to some 12cm long. The yellow snout of the males, the dark purple spot on the dorsal fin and the lack of yellow spots on the fins differentiate it from males of the Amethyst Anthias, P. pascalus, whose females have no yellow at all.