Parapercis stricticeps (De Vis, 1884)

Parapercis stricticeps
Parapercis stricticeps
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
15m
Parapercis stricticeps
Parapercis stricticeps
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Location: 
N W Solitary Is.
Depth: 
10m
Additional Notes: 

Small juvenile (approx 10mm long) pictured here.

Common name: Whitestreak Grubfish
Distribution:

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Only known from east Australia, central New South Wales to northern Queensland.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents coastal and offshore reefs and islands preferring areas of sand on low reef. Depth to 20m.

Additional Notes:

Little variation in colour. Relatively easy to approach and may move toward divers if the bottom is being stirred up in any way. Feeds on crustaceans and other small invertebrates. Small juvenile around 10mm in lower photograph. Grows to 18cm.