Oualan Bullseye,<i> Pempheris oualensis</i> Click to enlarge image
An Oualan Bullseye, Pempheris oualensis, at a depth of 19m, Anemone Bay, North Solitary Island, New South Wales, 31 December 2008. Image: Ian Shaw
© Ian Shaw

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    oualensis
    Genus
    Pempheris
    Family
    Pempheridae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 22 cm in length.

Identification

The Oualan Bullseye is dark brown on the back often grading to a lighter brown below. The pectoral fin base is black, as are the tip and leading edge of the dorsal fin.

Distribution

It occurs in tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-west-central-Pacific region.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.



References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.