Animal Species:Oualan Bullseye, Pempheris oualensis Cuvier, 1831

Oualan Bullseye, Pempheris oualensis

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Standard Common Name

Oualan Bullseye

Alternative Name/s

Cave Sweeper, Cooper Sweeper, Keeled Sweeper

Identification

The Oualan Bullseye is dark brown on the back often grading to a lighter brown below. The pectoral fin base is black, as are the tip and leading edge of the dorsal fin.

Size range

The species grows to 22 cm in length.

Distribution

It occurs in tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-west-central-Pacific region.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Pempheris oualensis

Classification

Species:
oualensis
Genus:
Pempheris
Family:
Pempheridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


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Tags Oualan Bullseye, Pempheris oualensis, Pempheridae, fishes, ichthyology, brown, copper, black, pectoral fin base, dorsal fin, marine, 10 cm - 30 cm, adult,