Pempheris otaitensis Cuvier 1831


Original illustration of Pempheris otaitensis Cuvier 1831. Source: Cuvier, G. & A. Valenciennes. 1831. Tome septième.. License: Copyright expired

Summary:

Identifying features:
Prepelvic area narrow and keeled;
Scales on sides cycloid and deciduous;
Lateral-line scales smaller than (and partly or mostly concealed by) surrounding scales, sensory tubes longer than wide;
Body coppery, dorsal fin with a dark leading edge without dark tips on the first 5 or 6 soft rays, pectoral fins usually with a patch on fin base.


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Dianne J. Bray, Pempheris otaitensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2491

Pempheris otaitensis Cuvier 1831

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Distribution

In the Australian region, recorded from Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea. Found elsewhere in the Western Central Pacific to Tahiti.

Features

Meristic features:
Dorsal-fin spines/rays: VI, 9-10
Anal-fin spines/rays: III, 39-41
Lateral-line scales: 55-65

Biology

Little is known of the biology of this species.

Conservation

  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Not Evaluated
  • Species Citation

    Pempheris otaitensis Cuvier, 1831, Hist. Nat. Poiss. 7: 304, pl. 191. Type locality: Tahiti, Society Islands.

    Author

    Dianne J. Bray

    Pempheris otaitensis Cuvier 1831

    References


    Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1831. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 7 531 pp. pls 170-208.

    Koeda, K., T. Yoshino & K. Tachihara. 2013. Pempheris ufuagari sp. nov., a new species in the genus Pempheris (Perciformes, Pempheridae) from the oceanic islands of Japan. Zootaxa 3609: 231-238.

    Mooi, R.D. 2001. Pempheridae. pp. 3201-3204 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp.

    Quick Facts


    CAAB Code:37357015

    Behaviour:Nocturnal

    Habitat:Reef associated

    Max Size:18 cm

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