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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Pseudanthias sheni
      Max. size: 10.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 25 - 46 m
      Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef, Western Australia (but may turn up in the continental shelf of Western Australia or in southern Indonesia).
      Aquarium Care: Shen's Anthias is rarely seen in the hobby. This species resembles the P. pleurotaenia, except P. sheni differ in color and gill rakers. Male Shen's Anthias (compared to the Squarespot Anthias male), lack the distinct square blotch on the side. Female Shen's Anthias are more orange (the female Squarespot is yellow), with a lavender belly. 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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