- Pseudanthias squamipinnis
- English Name : Scalefin anthias
- Local Name : Kashikeyo mas
- Size :Max. 15 cm
- Family : Order : Specimen
- Distinctive Characters: Dorsal fin with 10 spines and 16-18 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 6-7 rays. Pectoral fin 16-18 rays. Body depth 2.4-3.1 in standard length. Auxiliary scales present, fins heavily scaled. No papillae on edge of orbit, margin of sub-opercle and inter-opercle serrate. Third dorsal spine prolonged in adult females, greatly elongate in males. Caudal fin lunate. Colour: Females orange-yellow, the scales rimmed with lavender except ventrally. Males fuchsia, the scales on side of body with a yellow spot.
- Habitat and Biology: A common coral reef species. Occurs at depths less than 35 m. Forms larger aggregations in-front of drop-offs in the water column. Feeds on plankton in the evening sun. Females much commoner than males.
- Distribution: Indo-Pacific.
- Remarks: Pseudanthias squamipinnis is the most common species of the genus on shallow reefs. Like other anthiids it is a popular aquarium fish.