Fairy Basslet Pseudanthias squamipinnis
Fairy basslets live around coral outcrops and dropoffs. The larger, more colorful males have a long filament at the front of the dorsal fin, and they defend a harem of females. As they grow larger, female fairy basslets change sex and turn into males.
- Order Perciformes
- Length Up to 6 in (15 cm)
- Weight Not recorded
- Depth 0–180 m (0–55 m)
- Distribution Red Sea and tropical waters of Indian Ocean and western Pacific