Colour - Yellow above a line from origin of dorsal fin to lower base of caudal fin; abruptly violet below.
Yellowback anthias habitat
This is a data poor species with only limited available information relating to its life history and ecology. It is a marine, reef-associated species that grows to a maximum standard length of 7.7 cm. It inhabits reef drop-offs and in outer-reef lagoons (Heemstra and Akhilesh 2012).