Pink Basslet (species: Pseudanthias hypselosoma) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pseudanthias hypselosoma
Pink Basslet

©Lyle Vail: A male Pseudanthias hypselosoma at Lizard Island.

©Graham Edgar: A female Pseudanthias hypselosoma at Cobia Hole, Lizard island. Note red tips on tail lobes.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Pseudanthias
Species Pseudanthias hypselosoma



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 6 cm (Length of Lizard Island specimens observed so far.)
  • Up to 19 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.