Sweepers


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Sweepers are the members of the Pempheridae family. They are small to medium sized fishes. Their body are compressed and deep. They have short dorsal fin in advance of anal fin, long anal fin base, and large eyes. They are found mainly in tropical and subtropical areas on coral reefs. During the day, they are often found in large schools and at night they disperse to feed on crustaceans and worms.

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Scientific Name: Pempheris otaitensis  Cuvier, 1831
English Name: Sweeper, Bullseye
Local Malay Name: Ikan Sepat Laut