Family Pempheridae - Sweepers
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 2 | Species : 32 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: western Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Body deep; compressed. Maxillae not extending beyond center of eye. Smooth preorbital. Eyes big, lacking adipose lid. Dorsal fin short, with origin before middle of body. Dorsal fin with 4-7 graduated spines; soft rays 7-12. Anal fin with usually 3 (very rarely 2) spines and 17-45 soft rays. Scales along lateral line usually 40-82, extending onto caudal fin; the tubes usually short and wide. Long gillrakers, usually 25-31. A few species with luminiscent organs. Pyloric caeca 9 or 10. Swim bladder present in all but one species (Pempheris poeyi). Vertebrae 25 (10 + 15). To about 30 cm maximum length. Aggregate in caves by day and disperse to feed on zooplankton at night. Assumed to be pelagic spawners (RF). Not popular for aquariums. [Eschmeyer 1998 lists 5 nominal species for Parapriacanthus of which 2 are valid, 2 are synonyms, and one has no type material; thus, number of species in this genus is probably 2, not 5 (RF)]
  Etymology
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Greek, pempheris, -idos = a kind of fish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Pempheriformes | Pempheridae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Pempheridae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Pempheris compressa (White, 1790)
acceptedseniornew
Sparus compressus White, 1790
synonymseniororiginal1
! Pempheris compressus (White, 1790)
synonymseniornew
Kurtus argenteus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris touea Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris mangula Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Pimepheris mangula Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris rhomboidea Kossmann & Räuber, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris erythraea Kossmann & Räuber, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris oualensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pempheris vanicolensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris molucca Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Pempheris moluca Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris mangula (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris vanicolensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris oualensis Cuvier, 1831
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Pempheris oulensis Cuvier, 1831
synonymseniororiginal
! Pempheris ovalensis Cuvier, 1831
synonymseniororiginal
! Pemphperis oualensis Cuvier, 1831
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris schomburgkii Müller & Troschel, 1848
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Pempheris mulleri Poey, 1860
synonymjuniororiginal
! Pempheris schomburgki Müller & Troschel, 1848
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris mexicana Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris schwenkii Bleeker, 1855
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Pempheris schwenki Bleeker, 1855
synonymseniororiginal
! Pempheris swenkii Bleeker, 1855
synonymseniororiginal
Pempheris adusta Bleeker, 1877
acceptedseniororiginal
Pempheris sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
! Pempheris adustus Bleeker, 1877
synonymseniororiginal1
Pempheris flavicycla marisrubri Randall, Bogorodsky & Alpermann, 2013
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris flavicycla flavicycla Randall, Bogorodsky & Alpermann, 2013
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris flavicycla Randall, Bogorodsky & Alpermann, 2013
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Pempheris mangula (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris oualensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pempheris vanicolensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
! Pempheris onalensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pempheris multiradiata Klunzinger, 1879
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris multiradiatus Klunzinger, 1879
synonymseniororiginal1
Pempheris macrolepis Macleay, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris lineatus Ogilby, 1885
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris japonica Döderlein, 1883
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris japonicus Döderlein, 1883
synonymseniororiginal1
Catalufa umbra Snyder, 1911
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pempheris poeyi Bean, 1885
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris nyctereutes Jordan & Evermann, 1902
acceptedseniororiginal2
Liopempheris sasakii Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pempheris sasakii (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
synonymjuniornew
Pempheris analis Waite, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris affinis McCulloch, 1911
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris klunzingeri McCulloch, 1911
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris muelleri Klunzinger, 1879
ambiguousjuniororiginal2
! Pempheris mülleri Klunzinger, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Pempheris schreineri Miranda Ribeiro, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris adspersa Griffin, 1927
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris adspersus Griffin, 1927
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris sp, Not applicable
synonymotheroriginal
Pempheris mangula (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris molucca (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris adusta (non Bleeker, 1877)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris xanthoptera Tominaga, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal
! Pempheris xanthopterus Tominaga, 1963
synonymseniororiginal2
Pempheris ornata Mooi & Jubb, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris ypsilychnus Mooi & Jubb, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris analis (non Waite, 1910)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pempheris klunzingeri (non McCulloch, 1911)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pempheris rapa Mooi, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris ufuagari Koeda, Yoshino & Tachihara, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris bexillon Mooi & Randall, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris sarayu Randall & Bineesh, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris tominagai Koeda, Yoshino & Tachihara, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pempheris molucca (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris oualensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris vanicolensis (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pempheris schwenkii (non Bleeker, 1855)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Parapriacanthus ransonneti Steindachner, 1870
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Parapriacanthus ransonnari Steindachner, 1870
synonymseniororiginal
Pempherichthys guentheri Klunzinger, 1871
synonymjuniororiginal2
Parapriacanthus guentheri (Klunzinger, 1871)
synonymjuniornew
! Parapriacanthus gunetheri (Klunzinger, 1871)
synonymjuniornew
Pempheris unwini Ogilby, 1889
synonymjuniororiginal2
Parapriacanthus unwini (Ogilby, 1889)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Parapempheris argenteus von Bonde, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal2
Parapriacanthus elongatus (McCulloch, 1911)
acceptedseniornew
Pempheris elongata McCulloch, 1911
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
Pempheris dispar Herre, 1935
synonymseniororiginal2
Parapriacanthus marei Fourmanoir, 1971
acceptedseniororiginal2
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