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Pempheris schomburgkii Müller & Troschel, 1848

Glassy sweeper
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pempheridae (Sweepers)
Etymology: Pempheris: Greek, pempheris = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical

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Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida, USA and Bahamas to Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26340)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 32 - 34. Ventral profile deeply curved in front of anal fin, tapering upward to slender caudal peduncle. Mouth very oblique (Ref. 26938). Scales ctenoid along the back posterior to dorsal fin and ventrally on head and body, otherwise cycloid, coppery with a dark band at base of anal fin; young nearly transparent, silvery over abdomen (Ref. 13442).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in clear water with coral bottom. Form aggregations in dark crevices and caves (Ref. 9710). Nocturnal (Ref. 9626). Its name probably refers to the juveniles, which are so transparent that the backbone can be seen in the living fish (Ref. 26938). Feeds on zooplankton, particularly the larval stages of invertebrates (Ref. 13442).

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Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 29 January 2013

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Aquarium: potential
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25 - 28.1, mean 27.4 (based on 656 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01585 (0.00743 - 0.03383), b=2.95 (2.76 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .