Copper Sweepers
Pempheris schomburgki

1/60s at f11, Ektachrome 64, ASA 64, Nikonos II w 15mm lens, Oceanic 2000 flash


"Sweeper," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sweepers are small, tropical marine (occasionally brackish) perciform fish of the family Pempheridae. Found in the western Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific region, the family contains approximately 26 species in two genera. One species (Pempheris xanthoptera ) is the target of subsistence fisheries in Japan, where the fish is much enjoyed for its taste. Sweepers are occasionally kept in the marine aquarium.
Norman Island, British Virgin Islands
 
02/21/2007