Family Pempheridae - Sweepers
  Order
:
Pempheridae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 2 | Species : 78 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
:
Distribution: western Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Description:Body deep; compressed. Maxillae not extending beyond center of eye. Smooth preorbital. Eyes big, lacking adipose lid. Dorsal fin short, with origin before middle of body. Dorsal fin with 4-7 graduated spines; soft rays 7-12. Anal fin with usually 3 (very rarely 2) spines and 17-45 soft rays. Scales along lateral line usually 40-82, extending onto caudal fin; the tubes usually short and wide. Long gillrakers, usually 25-31. A few species with luminiscent organs. Pyloric caeca 9 or 10. Swim bladder present in all but one species (Pempheris poeyi). Vertebrae 25 (10 + 15). Max length: To about 30 cm maximum length. Ecology and Behavior: Aggregate in caves by day and disperse to feed on zooplankton at night (Ref. 2334). Assumed to be pelagic spawners (RF). Not popular for aquariums. [Eschmeyer 1998 lists 5 nominal species for Parapriacanthus of which 2 are valid, 2 are synonyms, and one has no type material; thus, number of species in this genus is probably 2, not 5 (RF)]
  Etymology
:
Greek, pempheris, -idos = a kind of fish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Pempheriformes | | | Pempheridae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Pempheridae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Pempheris compressa (White, 1790)
acceptedseniornew
Sparus compressus White, 1790
synonymseniororiginal
! Pempheris compressus (White, 1790)
synonymseniornew
Kurtus argenteus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris touea Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris mangula Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pimepheris mangula Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris erythraea Kossmann & Räuber, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris oualensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris vanicolensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris molucca Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris moluca Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pempheris mangula (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris molucca (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris adusta (non Bleeker, 1877)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris mangula (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris vanicolensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris oualensis Cuvier, 1831
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris oulensis Cuvier, 1831
synonymseniororiginal
! Pempheris ovalensis Cuvier, 1831
synonymseniororiginal
! Pemphperis oualensis Cuvier, 1831
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris schomburgkii Müller & Troschel, 1848
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris schomburgki Müller & Troschel, 1848
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris mexicana Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Pempheris mulleri Poey, 1860
synonymjuniororiginal
! Pempheris mülleri Poey, 1860
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris schwenkii Bleeker, 1855
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris schwencki Bleeker, 1855
synonymseniororiginal
! Pempheris schwenki Bleeker, 1855
synonymseniororiginal
! Pempheris swenkii Bleeker, 1855
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris adusta Bleeker, 1877
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
! Pempheris adustus Bleeker, 1877
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris flavicycla marisrubri Randall, Bogorodsky & Alpermann, 2013
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris flavicycla flavicycla Randall, Bogorodsky & Alpermann, 2013
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris flavicycla Randall, Bogorodsky & Alpermann, 2013
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Pempheris mangula (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris oualensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris vanicolensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
! Pempheris onalensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pempheris rhomboidea Kossmann & Räuber, 1877
provisionally acceptjuniororiginal
Pempheris multiradiata Klunzinger, 1879
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris multiradiatus Klunzinger, 1879
synonymseniororiginal
Liopempheris multiradiata (Klunzinger, 1879)
synonymseniornew
Pempheris macrolepis Macleay, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris lineatus Ogilby, 1885
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris japonica Döderlein, 1883
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris japonicus Döderlein, 1883
synonymseniororiginal
Catalufa umbra Snyder, 1911
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris poeyi Bean, 1885
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris nyctereutes Jordan & Evermann, 1902
acceptedseniororiginal
Liopempheris sasakii Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris sasakii (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymjuniornew
Pempheris analis Waite, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris affinis McCulloch, 1911
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris klunzingeri McCulloch, 1911
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris muelleri Klunzinger, 1879
ambiguousjuniororiginal
! Pempheris mülleri Klunzinger, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris schreineri Miranda Ribeiro, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris adspersa Griffin, 1927
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris adspersus Griffin, 1927
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris xanthoptera Tominaga, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris xanthopterus Tominaga, 1963
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris ornata Mooi & Jubb, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris ypsilychnus Mooi & Jubb, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris analis (non Waite, 1910)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris klunzingeri (non McCulloch, 1911)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris rapa Mooi, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris ufuagari Koeda, Yoshino & Tachihara, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris bexillon Mooi & Randall, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris convexa Randall & Victor, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris cuprea Randall & Victor, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris darvelli Randall & Victor, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris eatoni Randall & Victor, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris sarayu Randall & Bineesh, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris tominagai Koeda, Yoshino & Tachihara, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris molucca (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris oualensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris vanicolensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris schwenkii (non Bleeker, 1855)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris andilana Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris argyrea Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris bineeshi Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris bruggemanni Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris connelli Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris ellipse Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris hadra Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris heemstraorum Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris hollemani Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris tominagai (non Koeda, Yoshino & Tachihara, 2014)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris ibo Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris kruppi Randall, Victor & Aideed, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pempheris kuriamuria Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris leiolepis Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris megalops Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris micromma Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris muscat Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris orbis Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris pathirana Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris peza Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris rochai Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris rubricauda Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris sergey Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris shimoni Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris shirleen Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris smithorum Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris tau Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris ternay Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris tominagai (non Koeda, Yoshino, Imai & Tachihara, 2014)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris tilman Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris tiran Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris trinco Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris schwenkii (non Bleeker, 1855)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris viridis Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris wilsoni Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris xanthomma Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris zajonzi Randall & Victor, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus ransonneti Steindachner, 1870
acceptedseniororiginal
! Parapriacanthus ransonnari Steindachner, 1870
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris unwini Ogilby, 1889
synonymjuniororiginal
Parapriacanthus unwini (Ogilby, 1889)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempherichthys guentheri (non Klunzinger, 1871)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Parapriacanthus guentheri (Klunzinger, 1871)
acceptedseniornew
! Parapriacanthus gunetheri (Klunzinger, 1871)
synonymseniornew
Pempherichthys guentheri Klunzinger, 1871
synonymseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus elongatus (McCulloch, 1911)
acceptedseniornew
Pempheris elongata McCulloch, 1911
synonymseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus argenteus (von Bonde, 1923)
acceptedseniornew
Parapempheris argenteus von Bonde, 1923
synonymseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus ransonneti (non Steindachner, 1870)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Parapriacanthus guentheri (non Klunzinger, 1871)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniornew
Pempheris dispar Herre, 1935
synonymseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus marei Fourmanoir, 1971
acceptedseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus darros Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus ransonneti (non Steindachner, 1870)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Parapriacanthus kwazulu Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus punctulatus Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus rahah Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Parapriacanthus sharm Randall & Bogorodsky, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
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