Female Anthias

Pseudanthias squamipinnis. Yes, these fish swam upside-down under a ledge. Gatto island, near Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines. Anthiases are small relatives of groupers, who feed on plankton in the water column close to reefs. They undergo a sex change from female to male at a certain size. The sexes are often colored quite differently - see the next image of a male of this species. Fishbase: www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=6568
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