RSS Aquarium Fish: Fathead Anthias (Serranocirrhitus latus) Watanabe, 1949

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8 May 2007
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The story of the fathead anthias begins in 1949 when a small, colorful fish was described by the Japanese ichthyologist Dr. M. Watanabe. This fish, which was collected off the island of Okinawa, was not only a new species but represented an undescribed genus. Watanabe gave it the name Serranocirrhitus latus (the genus name means “grouper-hawkfish”) and placed it in the family Cirrhitidae (the hawkfishes). Thirteen years later, the renowned ichthyologist Dr. G. Whitley described

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