Pempheris schwenkii, Murion Is, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Pempheris schwenkii, Exmouth, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Coppery to silvery colouration, anal fin with a black stripe along inner margin, with a white stripe outside. Lacks spot at base of pectoral fin P. oualensis (Oualan Bullseye). Found in caves and under ledges during the day.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.2-31.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (19 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland