China; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Mozambique; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Philippines; Red Sea; Seychelles; South China Sea; Taiwan; Viet Nam; Western Pacific: southern Japan southward. Reported from the Indian Ocean (Ref. 45255). Randall & Pyle (2000, Ref. 48242) note that Pseudanthias manadensis has not been convincingly linked to any species recognized today.