Parapercis australis (Randall, 2003)

Parapercis australis
Parapercis australis
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Location: 
N W Solitary Is.
Depth: 
12m
Parapercis australis
Parapercis australis
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 30 September 2013
Location: 
N W Solitary Is.
Depth: 
12m
Common name: Southern Grubfish
Distribution:

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the western Central Pacific region: Queensland, Australia to Tonga. In Australia recorded from the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, south to central  New South Wales, and including Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes:

Shallow clearwater coastal bays, estuaries and shallow reef. Depth to 82 m.

Additional Notes:

Dark band from eye to lower jaw, first dorsal fin with large black spot at base and eight or nine squarish blotches under the dorsal fin. Grows to 10 cm.

References:

R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.354.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=parapercis+australis. Accessed 22/06/18.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. https://fishbase.ca/summary/Parapercis-australis.html. Accessed 22/06/18.