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Glassy sweeper
Pempheris schomburgki
Müller & Troschel, 1848

Body very thin, with a deep belly profile; shiny copper in color and a dark band at the base of the anal fin (P. schomburgki). Eyes large.
Size up to 15 cm.

Occurs in clear water with coral bottom, down to 30 m. In aggregations in dark crevices and caves. Nocturnal, feeds on zooplankton, particularly the larval stages of invertebrates.

Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Glassy sweeper (Pempheris schomburgki)