New Zealand bigeye

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pempheris adspersa
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pempheridae
Genus: Pempheris
Species: P. adspersa
Binomial name
Pempheris adspersa
Griffin, 1927

Pempheris adspersa is a species of sweeper endemic to the waters around New Zealand. It is an inhabitant of rocky shores with plentiful overhangs and crevices at depths of from near the surface to 70 metres (230 ft). This species can reach a length of 15.8 centimetres (6.2 in) SL.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Pempheris adspersa" in FishBase. February 2014 version.