Parapercis stricticeps (De Vis, 1884)
Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Only known from east Australia, central New South Wales to northern Queensland.
Frequents coastal and offshore reefs and islands preferring areas of sand on low reef. Depth to 20m.
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.