Animal Update: Squarespot Anthias

Squarespot anthias have been added to our Blacktip Reef exhibit!

Published November 06, 2015

This variety of anthias, named for the brightly-colored squares located right behind their pectoral (front) fins. 

squarespot anthias

Anthias species are hermaphroditic. If the dominant male perishes, the group’s largest group will morph to take its place! 

The squarespot anthias can be found throughout the reefs of the Indo-Pacific. They typically range in size from two to four inches in length. 

squarespot anthias

Stay tuned for more updates!

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