Pempheris compressa (White, 1790)
Smallscale bullseye
photo by Yau, B.

Family:  Pempheridae (Sweepers)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 20 - 30 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: endemic to southeastern Australia. New Zealand reports (Ref. 5755) of this species appear to be erroneous (Ref. 27767).
Biology:  Usually found on offshore reefs, in large schools. Juveniles found on coastal reefs and near entrance of coastal estuaries with rocky reefs.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.03.98

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