Fairy Basslet (species: Pseudanthias dispar) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pseudanthias dispar
Fairy Basslet

©Anne Hoggett: Pseudanthias dispar males (red dorsal fin and pink/purple head) and females (mostly orange with pink line from eye to base of pectoral fin and pale on lower head) at Yonge Reef near Lizard Island. Most of the other fish are Thalassoma amblycephalum.

©Anne Hoggett: The orange fish are Pseudanthias dispar (mixed with Thalassoma amblycephalum) at Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Pseudanthias
Species Pseudanthias dispar



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 9.5 cm (length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.