Bronze Bullseye, Pempheris analis Click to enlarge image
A Bronze Bullseye at a depth of 15m, Yellow Rock, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, 27 December 2008. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    <em>analis</em>
    Genus
    <em>Pempheris</em>
    Family
    Pempheridae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to 17 cm in length.

Introduction

As its name implies, the Bronze Bullseye is usually bronze in colour with dark tips to the dorsal, anal and sometimes caudal fin.

Identification

It looks similar to the Blacktip Bullseye which is more yellowish in colour, has a dark anal fin margin and smooth scales.

Distribution

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.



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. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.