Common name: Bullseyes, Sweepers


A family of nocturnal fishes found on rocky and coral reefs in tropical and temperate waters of the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in depths to 100 metres. 
The family comprises two genera - Parapriacanthus and Pempheris - and is characterised by having a strongly compressed body with a single, short-based dorsal fin, large eyes, and a continuous lateral line extending onto the caudal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Bullseyes, PEMPHERIDAE in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jun 2024,