Black Stripe Sweeper (Pempheris schwenkii) 12-16 cm (UPDATED 25/06/17)

  • Black Stripe Sweeper (Pempheris schwenkii) 12-16 cm (UPDATED 25/06/17)

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Black Stripe Sweeper (Pempheris schwenkii) is a small yellowish-brown bullseye with darker scale edges, a blackish leading edge on the dorsal fin and a dark brown to black band along the anal-fin base.

Koeda et al. (2014) the determined that the Silver Bullseye was restricted to eastern Australia, and that the similar Pempheris tominagai occurred on the west coast. 

Known in Australia from Cape York to Moreton Bay, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical and subtropical, Indo-west-central Pacific. Inhabits coastal and offshore reefs, aggregating around large coral bommies, often finding shelter in caves, crevices and under ledges during the day.

Variable in colour, often silvery-grey above, with a lavender iridescence, silvery sides, sometimes with coppery scale margins; a black spot on about outer third of dorsal fin, the leading edge broadly blackish; anal fin with a broad blackish band along base; about outer fourth of caudal fin blackish, the upper and lower margins blackish but about half as broad; pectoral fins with a dark bluish grey band across base.


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