Swallowtail bass (Anthias woods)

Photo Credit: S.W. Ross and M. Rhode (UNCW)

Description: Little is known about this gorgeous fish, which is quite a rare and exciting thing to catch while deep water fishing. It is related to groupers and may change sex from female to male as it matures.

Geographic Distribution

Figure 1: Relative probability of occurrence of Swallowtail bass (Anthias woods) based on computer generated distribution maps. Data source: Aquamaps

Depth Profile

Figure 2: Approximate depth range of Swallowtail bass (black box). Slope of seafloor is a generalized representation of the Gulf of Mexico shelf and outer continental shelf.