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Family: Pempheridae Sweepers



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Photo by King, D.R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Parapriacanthus argenteus (von Bonde, 1923)

Photo by King, D.R.
 
Parapriacanthus argenteus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL
Parapriacanthus darros Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapriacanthus darros
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Parapriacanthus dispar (Herre, 1935)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Parapriacanthus dispar
[Deep bullseye]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Parapriacanthus elongatus (McCulloch, 1911)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Parapriacanthus elongatus
[Elongate bullseye]

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Parapriacanthus guentheri (Klunzinger, 1871)

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Parapriacanthus guentheri
[]

Photo by Connell, A.D.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Parapriacanthus kwazulu Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016

Photo by Connell, A.D.
 
Parapriacanthus kwazulu
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Parapriacanthus marei
[Redfin sweeper]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Parapriacanthus punctulatus Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Parapriacanthus punctulatus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Parapriacanthus rahah Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapriacanthus rahah
[]

Photo by Petrinos, C.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Parapriacanthus ransonneti Steindachner, 1870

Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Parapriacanthus ransonneti
[Golden sweeper]

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Parapriacanthus sharm Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Parapriacanthus sharm
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Pempheris adspersa Griffin, 1927

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris adspersa
[]

Photo by King, D.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Pempheris adusta Bleeker, 1877

Photo by King, D.R.
 
Pempheris adusta
[Dusky sweeper]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Pempheris affinis
[Black-tipped bullseye]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pempheris analis Waite, 1910

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris analis
[Bronze sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Pempheris andilana Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris andilana
[Andilana sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Westen Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Pempheris argyrea Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris argyrea
[Seychelles silver sweeper]

Photo by Heemstra, P.C./SAIAB

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL
Pempheris bexillon Mooi & Randall, 2014

Photo by Heemstra, P.C./SAIAB
 
Pempheris bexillon
[]

Photo by Bineesh, K K

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Pempheris bineeshi Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Bineesh, K K
 
Pempheris bineeshi
[Tuticorn sweeper]

Photo by Bruggemann, H.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Pempheris bruggemanni Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Bruggemann, H.
 
Pempheris bruggemanni
[Mascarene sweeper]

Photo by Yau, B.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pempheris compressa (White, 1790)

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Pempheris compressa
[Smallscale bullseye]

Photo by King, D.R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Pempheris connelli Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by King, D.R.
 
Pempheris connelli
[African sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Pempheris convexa Randall & Victor, 2014

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris convexa
[Convex sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL
Pempheris cuprea Randall & Victor, 2014

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris cuprea
[Mozambique sweeper]

Photo by Darvell, B.W..

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Pempheris darvelli Randall & Victor, 2014

Photo by Darvell, B.W..
 
Pempheris darvelli
[Jissah sweeper]

Photo by King, D.R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Pempheris eatoni Randall & Victor, 2014

Photo by King, D.R.
 
Pempheris eatoni
[Durban sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Pempheris ellipse Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris ellipse
[Elliptical sweeper]

Photo by Gon, O.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Pempheris hadra Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Gon, O.
 
Pempheris hadra
[Maldives sweeper]

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Pempheris heemstraorum Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.
 
Pempheris heemstraorum
[Greater sweeper]

Photo by Heemstra, E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Pempheris hollemani Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Heemstra, E.
 
Pempheris hollemani
[Madagascar sweeper]

Photo by Polack, D.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Pempheris ibo Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Polack, D.
 
Pempheris ibo
[Ibo sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Pempheris japonica Döderlein, 1883

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris japonica
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Pempheris klunzingeri McCulloch, 1911

Photo by CSIRO
 
Pempheris klunzingeri
[Rough bullseye]

Photo by M. Shaikh Aideed

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Pempheris kruppi Randall, Victor & Aideed, 2015

Photo by M. Shaikh Aideed
 
Pempheris kruppi
[Aden sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.3 cm
Pempheris kuriamuria Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris kuriamuria
[Oman sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Pempheris leiolepis Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris leiolepis
[Smoothscale sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.7 cm SL
Pempheris malabarica Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris malabarica
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Pempheris mangula Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris mangula
[Indian sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL
Pempheris megalops Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris megalops
[Bigeye sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Pempheris micromma Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris micromma
[Smalleye sweeper]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm NG
Pempheris molucca Cuvier, 1829

Photo by CSIRO
 
Pempheris molucca
[]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Pempheris multiradiata Klunzinger, 1879

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Pempheris multiradiata
[Bigscale bullseye]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Pempheris muscat Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris muscat
[Muscat sweeper]

Photo by Diringer, A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Pempheris nesogallica Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Diringer, A.
 
Pempheris nesogallica
[]

Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Pempheris nyctereutes Jordan & Evermann, 1902

Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Pempheris nyctereutes
[]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Pempheris orbis Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris orbis
[Sinai sweeper]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Pempheris ornata
[Orangelined bullseye]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Pempheris otaitensis
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Pempheris oualensis Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pempheris oualensis
[Blackspot sweeper]

Photo by O;Hara, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Pempheris pathirana Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by O;Hara, S.
 
Pempheris pathirana
[Trincomalee sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL
Pempheris peza Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris peza
[Blackfin sweeper]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Pempheris poeyi
[Curved sweeper]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Pempheris rapa
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Pempheris rhomboidea Kossmann & Räuber, 1877

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris rhomboidea
[]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Pempheris rochai Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris rochai
[Rocha's sweeper]

Photo by Bruggemann, H.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Pempheris rubricauda Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Bruggemann, H.
 
Pempheris rubricauda
[Redtail sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Pempheris sarayu Randall & Bineesh, 2014

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris sarayu
[]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Pempheris schomburgkii Müller & Troschel, 1848

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Pempheris schomburgkii
[Glassy sweeper]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Pempheris schreineri
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Pacific Ocean. Allopatri
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Pempheris schwenkii Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pempheris schwenkii
[Silver sweeper]

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Pempheris sergey Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Pempheris sergey
[Yellow sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Pempheris shimoni Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris shimoni
[Shimoni sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Pempheris shirleen Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris shirleen
[Hurghada sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Pempheris smithorum Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris smithorum
[Chumbe sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Pempheris tau Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris tau
[Tau sweeper]

Photo by Bentley, A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Pempheris ternay Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Bentley, A.
 
Pempheris ternay
[Seychelles sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Pempheris tilman Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris tilman
[Aqaba sweeper]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Pempheris tiran Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris tiran
[Tiran sweeper]

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Pempheris tominagai Koeda, Yoshino & Tachihara, 2014

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Pempheris tominagai
[African silver sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Pempheris trinco Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris trinco
[Sri Lanka sweeper]

Photo by Koeda, K.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL
Pempheris ufuagari Koeda, Yoshino & Tachihara, 2013

Photo by Koeda, K.
 
Pempheris ufuagari
[Crown sweeper]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pempheris vanicolensis Cuvier, 1831

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pempheris vanicolensis
[Vanikoro sweeper]

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL
Pempheris viridis Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Pempheris viridis
[Green sweeper]

Photo by Wilson, K.D.P.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL
Pempheris wilsoni Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Wilson, K.D.P.
 
Pempheris wilsoni
[Fahal sweeper]

Photo by Aideed, M.S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Pempheris xanthomma Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Aideed, M.S.
 
Pempheris xanthomma
[Yemen sweeper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Pempheris xanthoptera Tominaga, 1963

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pempheris xanthoptera
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Pempheris ypsilychnus
[Ypsilon bullseye]

Photo by Randall, H.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Pempheris zajonzi Randall & Victor, 2015

Photo by Randall, H.A.
 
Pempheris zajonzi
[Socotra sweeper]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Parapriacanthus argenteus Western Indian Ocean 6.6 SL 1923
Parapriacanthus darros Western Indian Ocean 5.0 SL 2016
Parapriacanthus dispar Deep bullseye Western Central Pacific. 16 TL 1935
Parapriacanthus elongatus Elongate bullseye Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1911
Parapriacanthus guentheri Western Indian Ocean 5.6 SL 1871
Parapriacanthus kwazulu Western Indian Ocean 4.2 SL 2016
Parapriacanthus marei Redfin sweeper Western Central Pacific. 10 TL 1971
Parapriacanthus punctulatus Western Indian Ocean 6.7 SL 2016
Parapriacanthus rahah Western Indian Ocean 5.4 SL 2016
Parapriacanthus ransonneti Golden sweeper Western Pacific. 10 TL 1870
Parapriacanthus sharm Western Indian Ocean 6.2 SL 2016
Pempheris adspersa Southwest Pacific 15.8 SL 1927
Pempheris adusta Dusky sweeper Indo-Pacific 17 TL 1877
Pempheris affinis Black-tipped bullseye Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL 1911
Pempheris analis Bronze sweeper Southwest Pacific 20 TL 1910
Pempheris andilana Andilana sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11 SL 2015
Pempheris argyrea Seychelles silver sweeper Westen Indian Ocean 10.2 SL 2015
Pempheris bexillon Western Indian Ocean 13.7 SL 2014
Pempheris bineeshi Tuticorn sweeper Western Indian Ocean 10.8 SL 2015
Pempheris bruggemanni Mascarene sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.8 SL 2015
Pempheris compressa Smallscale bullseye Southwest Pacific 20 TL 1790
Pempheris connelli African sweeper Western Indian Ocean 12.7 SL 2015
Pempheris convexa Convex sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.8 SL 2014
Pempheris cuprea Mozambique sweeper Western Indian Ocean 13.6 SL 2014
Pempheris darvelli Jissah sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2014
Pempheris eatoni Durban sweeper Western Indian Ocean 14 SL 2014
Pempheris ellipse Elliptical sweeper Western Indian Ocean 9.3 SL 2015
Pempheris hadra Maldives sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.8 SL 2015
Pempheris heemstraorum Greater sweeper Western Indian Ocean 12.7 SL 2015
Pempheris hollemani Madagascar sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.8 SL 2015
Pempheris ibo Ibo sweeper Western Indian Ocean 10 SL 2015
Pempheris japonica Western Pacific 18 TL 1883
Pempheris klunzingeri Rough bullseye Eastern Indian Ocean 18 TL 1911
Pempheris kruppi Aden sweeper Western Indian Ocean 12.4 SL 2015
Pempheris kuriamuria Oman sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.3 2015
Pempheris leiolepis Smoothscale sweeper Western Indian Ocean 10 SL 2015
Pempheris malabarica Indo-West Pacific 14.7 SL 1831
Pempheris mangula Indian sweeper Indian Ocean 16 TL 1829
Pempheris megalops Bigeye sweeper Western Indian Ocean 12.1 SL 2015
Pempheris micromma Smalleye sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2015
Pempheris molucca Indo-West Pacific 15 NG 1829
Pempheris multiradiata Bigscale bullseye Indo-West Pacific 28 TL 1879
Pempheris muscat Muscat sweeper Western Indian Ocean 13.2 SL 2015
Pempheris nesogallica Western Indian Ocean 13.9 SL 1831
Pempheris nyctereutes Northwest Pacific 18 SL 1902
Pempheris orbis Sinai sweeper Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL 2015
Pempheris ornata Orangelined bullseye Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1996
Pempheris otaitensis Indo-Pacific. 13.1 SL 1831
Pempheris oualensis Blackspot sweeper Indo-Pacific 22 TL 1831
Pempheris pathirana Trincomalee sweeper Western Indian Ocean 14 SL 2015
Pempheris peza Blackfin sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.4 SL 2015
Pempheris poeyi Curved sweeper Western Atlantic 15 TL 1885
Pempheris rapa Eastern Central Pacific 13.5 SL 1998
Pempheris rhomboidea Western Indian Ocean 13.2 SL 1877
Pempheris rochai Rocha's sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2015
Pempheris rubricauda Redtail sweeper Western Indian Ocean 7.7 SL 2015
Pempheris sarayu Indian Ocean 13 SL 2014
Pempheris schomburgkii Glassy sweeper Western Atlantic 15 TL 1848
Pempheris schreineri Southwest Atlantic 1915
Pempheris schwenkii Silver sweeper Pacific Ocean. Allopatri 15 TL 1855
Pempheris sergey Yellow sweeper Western Indian Ocean 10.4 SL 2015
Pempheris shimoni Shimoni sweeper Western Indian Ocean 13.3 SL 2015
Pempheris shirleen Hurghada sweeper Western Indian Ocean 10.5 SL 2015
Pempheris smithorum Chumbe sweeper Western Indian Ocean 13.9 SL 2015
Pempheris tau Tau sweeper Western Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2015
Pempheris ternay Seychelles sweeper Western Indian Ocean 9.1 SL 2015
Pempheris tilman Aqaba sweeper Western Indian Ocean 9.7 SL 2015
Pempheris tiran Tiran sweeper Western Indian Ocean 12.2 SL 2015
Pempheris tominagai African silver sweeper Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2014
Pempheris trinco Sri Lanka sweeper Eastern Indian Ocean 10.7 SL 2015
Pempheris ufuagari Crown sweeper Northwest Pacific 19.7 SL 2013
Pempheris vanicolensis Vanikoro sweeper Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1831
Pempheris viridis Green sweeper Western Indian Ocean 8.0 SL 2015
Pempheris wilsoni Fahal sweeper Western Indian Ocean 12.3 SL 2015
Pempheris xanthomma Yemen sweeper Western Indian Ocean 10 SL 2015
Pempheris xanthoptera Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1963
Pempheris ypsilychnus Ypsilon bullseye Indo-West Pacific 12.1 SL 1996
Pempheris zajonzi Socotra sweeper Western Indian Ocean 8.9 SL 2015



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