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The squarespot anthias is a small marine fish that inhabits coral reefs in the western and southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is most frequently found above current-swept drop-offs .The species exhibits a range of brilliant colors including red, orange yellow and purple. Typically, the male has a large magenta patch on its sides just behind the gill cover.
This anthias most frequently is seen in aggregations of as many as a thousand individuals made up of many females and a much smaller number of males. Each aggregation is an assemblage of smaller groups or “harems” consisting of one male and up to twenty females.
You can find this anthias and others in one of the largest reef exhibits in the world in the Tropical Diver gallery.