Animal Species:Oualan Bullseye, Pempheris oualensis Cuvier, 1831
Cave Sweeper, Cooper Sweeper, Keeled Sweeper
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.
The species grows to 22 cm in length.
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.
- 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.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology