Pempheris analis, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Pempheris analis, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pempheris analis, Norfolk Island, Australia,
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Characteristic bullseye profile with large head, almost straight back and rapidly tapering lower body. Bronze body, small scales, light lateral line, dark spot at pectoral fin base, dorsal, anal and tail fins generally with dark tips, but not as distinct as in the P. affinis (Blacktip Bullseye). Found in caves and under ledges during the day.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.8-31.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 9.4
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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 (13 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