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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea

Familia: Serranidae
Subfamilia: Anthiinae
Genus: Anthias
Species: A. anthias – A. asperilinguis – A. cooperi – A. cyprinoides – A. helenensis – A. menezesi – A. nicholsi – A. noeli – A. squamipinnis – A. woodsi

Anthias Bloch, 1792

Anthias – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Anthias species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 08/2021.

Vernacular names
magyar: Sziklasügérek, zászlóssügérek

Anthias is a genus of colourful fishes in the subfamily Anthiadinae. Most species are found at deep reefs in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic, often well below depths reachable to a scuba diver. A single species, A. noeli, is found at deep reefs in the East Pacific.[2]

They are red, pink, orange, or yellow, and the largest species reach 29 cm (11 in) in length.[2] They typically occur in groups that feed on zooplankton.

In the past, this genus included far more species, but these have now been moved to other genera, for example Callanthias, Odontanthias, and Pseudanthias. Based on FishBase, these species are currently included in Anthias:[2]

Anthias anthias (Linnaeus, 1758)
Anthias asperilinguis Günther, 1859
Anthias cyprinoides (Katayama & Amaoka, 1986)
Anthias helenensis Katayama & Amaoka, 1986
Anthias menezesi Anderson & Heemstra, 1980[3]
Anthias nicholsi Firth, 1933
Anthias noeli Anderson & Baldwin, 2000
Anthias woodsi Anderson & Heemstra, 1980[3]


Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Anthias". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Anthias in FishBase. December 2019 version.
Anderson, William D. Jr.; Heemstra, Phillip C. (1980). "Two New Species of Western Atlantic Anthias (Pisces: Serranidae), Redescription of A. asperilinguis and Review of Holanthias martinicensis". Copeia. 1980 (1): 72–87. doi:10.2307/1444135. JSTOR 1444135.

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