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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Pseudanthias aurulentus (Subgenus Mirolabrichthys)
      Max. size: 4.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range - 52 m
      Distribution: Eastern Central Pacific: Line Islands, Fanning Island (Kiribati).
      Morphology: Members of the subgenus Mirolabrichthys have a thickened protuberance on the upper lip in males; both sexes have deeply incised tails. Closely related to P.smithvanizi, except P. aurulentus has 15 soft dorsal ryas, a larger eye, nd two red stripes running down the body.
      Aquarium Care: Provide plenty of hiding places and non-aggressive tankmates. This species is rarely seen in the North American hobby. Keep only one male per tank. The Golden Anthias does best in a deep water aquarium with dim lighting. Anthias species all share the trait of being hermaphroditic. If a dominant male dies, the largest female of the social group will often morph to take its place.
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