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lexID: 8874 AphiaID: 218704 Scientific: Pempheris adusta German: Glas- oder Beilfisch English: Dusky Sweeper Category: Sweeper Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pempheridae (Family) > Pempheris (Genus) > adusta (Species) Initial determination: Bleeker, 1877 Occurrence: , Djibouti , Eritrea , Sudan (the) Maldives, Australia, China, Comores, Egypt, Fiji, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vietnam, Yemen Sea depth: 0 - 20 Meter Size: up to 6.69" (17 cm) Temperature: - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) Food: Zooplankton Tank: 219.98 gal (~ 1000L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2015-10-22 19:41:40
Last edit: 2017-10-22 20:08:00
Pempheris adusta is common on coral reefs and forms aggregations in caves or crevices or under overhangs by day.
But a few may at times be seen in the open, close to the shelter of reefs.
This species is also observed forming small groups together with Myripristis murdjan at 0.5-1 meters below the surface.
At night this cardinalfishs feed on zooplankton.
Synonym: Pempheris adustus Bleeker, 1877
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Pempheridae (Family) > Pempheris (Genus) > Pempheris adusta (Species)
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