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