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Family: Pinguipedidae Sandperches



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82 species (see list below)

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Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Kochichthys flavofasciatus (Kamohara, 1936)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Kochichthys flavofasciatus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Parapercis albipinna Randall, 2008

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis albipinna
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Parapercis alboguttata (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis alboguttata
[Whitespot sandsmelt]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Parapercis allporti (Günther, 1876)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Parapercis allporti
[Barred grubfish]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Parapercis atlantica (Vaillant, 1887)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis atlantica
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Parapercis aurantiaca Döderlein, 1884

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Parapercis aurantiaca
[]

Photo by Bailly, N.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL
Parapercis australis Randall, 2003

Photo by Bailly, N.
 
Parapercis australis
[]

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Southeastern Atlantic
Max. Length 19.1 cm SL
Parapercis banoni Randall & Yamakawa, 2006

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Parapercis banoni
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Parapercis basimaculata Randall, Senou & Yoshino, 2008

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis basimaculata
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Parapercis bicoloripes
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10.0 cm SL
Parapercis bimacula Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Parapercis bimacula
[Redbar sandperch]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific

Parapercis binivirgata (Waite, 1904)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis binivirgata
[Redbanded weever]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific

 
Parapercis biordinis
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Parapercis clathrata Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Parapercis clathrata
[Latticed sandperch]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Parapercis colemani Randall & Francis, 1993

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis colemani
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Parapercis colias (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis colias
[New Zealand blue cod]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Parapercis compressa
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Parapercis cylindrica (Bloch, 1792)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Parapercis cylindrica
[Cylindrical sandperch]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Parapercis decemfasciata (Franz, 1910)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Parapercis decemfasciata
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Parapercis diagonalis Randall, 2008

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis diagonalis
[Diagonal sandperch]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Parapercis diplospilus
[Doublespot grubfish]
No picture found
Southeastern Pacific
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Parapercis dockinsi
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Parapercis filamentosa (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by FAO
 
Parapercis filamentosa
[Threadfin sandperch]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Parapercis flavescens Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis flavescens
[]

Photo by Johnson, J.W.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Parapercis flavolabiata Johnson, 2006

Photo by Johnson, J.W.
 
Parapercis flavolabiata
[Yellowlip grubfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Parapercis flavolineata
[Yellowline sandperch]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Parapercis fuscolineata
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Parapercis gilliesii
[Yellow weaver]

Photo by Maddern, M.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Parapercis haackei (Steindachner, 1884)

Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Parapercis haackei
[Wavy grubfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Parapercis hexophtalma (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis hexophtalma
[Speckled sandperch]

Photo by Cornish, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Parapercis kamoharai Schultz, 1966

Photo by Cornish, A.
 
Parapercis kamoharai
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL

 
Parapercis katoi
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Parapercis kentingensis Ho, Chang & Shao, 2012

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis kentingensis
[Kenting sandperch]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Parapercis lata Randall & McCosker, 2002

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis lata
[Y-Barred Sandperch]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Parapercis lineopunctata Randall, 2003

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Parapercis lineopunctata
[Nosestripe sandperch]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15.0 cm SL

 
Parapercis lutevittata
[Yellow-striped sandperch]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Parapercis macrophthalma (Pietschmann, 1911)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Parapercis macrophthalma
[Narrow barred grubfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Parapercis maculata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis maculata
[Harlequin sandperch]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Parapercis maramara
[]

Photo by Fennessy, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Parapercis maritzi Anderson, 1992

Photo by Fennessy, S.
 
Parapercis maritzi
[]

Photo by Bailly, N.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Parapercis millepunctata (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Bailly, N.
 
Parapercis millepunctata
[Black dotted sand perch]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Parapercis multifasciata Döderlein, 1884

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis multifasciata
[Gold-birdled sandsmelt]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Parapercis multiplicata Randall, 1984

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis multiplicata
[Redbarred sandperch]

Photo by Park, J.-H.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Parapercis muronis (Tanaka, 1918)

Photo by Park, J.-H.
 
Parapercis muronis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Parapercis natator Randall, Senou & Yoshino, 2008

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis natator
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Parapercis nebulosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis nebulosa
[Barred sandperch]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Parapercis okamurai Kamohara, 1960

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis okamurai
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Parapercis ommatura Jordan & Snyder, 1902

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Parapercis ommatura
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 18.6 cm SL

 
Parapercis pacifica
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Parapercis phenax
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Parapercis pulchella (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

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Parapercis pulchella
[Harlequin sandsmelt]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indian Ocean.

Parapercis punctata (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis punctata
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Parapercis punctulata (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis punctulata
[Spotted sandperch]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL
Parapercis queenslandica Imamura & Yoshino, 2007

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Parapercis queenslandica
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Parapercis ramsayi (Steindachner, 1883)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Parapercis ramsayi
[Spotted grubfish]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Parapercis randalli Ho & Shao, 2010

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis randalli
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Parapercis robinsoni Fowler, 1929

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis robinsoni
[Smallscale grubfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL
Parapercis roseoviridis (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis roseoviridis
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Pacific
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL
Parapercis rubromaculata Ho, Chang & Shao, 2012

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis rubromaculata
[Redspot sandperch]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Central Pacific

Parapercis rufa Randall, 2001

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis rufa
[]

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Parapercis sagma Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Parapercis sagma
[Saddled sandperch]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Parapercis schauinslandii (Steindachner, 1900)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis schauinslandii
[Redspotted sandperch]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Parapercis sexfasciata (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Parapercis sexfasciata
[Grub fish]

Photo by Graham, K.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Parapercis sexlorata Johnson, 2006

Photo by Graham, K.
 
Parapercis sexlorata
[Sixstrap grubfish]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Parapercis shaoi Randall, 2008

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis shaoi
[]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Parapercis signata Randall, 1984

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Parapercis signata
[Blackflag sandperch]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Parapercis simulata
[]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Parapercis snyderi Jordan & Starks, 1905

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Parapercis snyderi
[U-mark sandperch]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Parapercis somaliensis Schultz, 1968

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapercis somaliensis
[Somali sandperch]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Parapercis stricticeps
[White-streaked grubfish]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Parapercis striolata (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Parapercis striolata
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Parapercis tetracantha (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Parapercis tetracantha
[Reticulated sandperch]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Parapercis vittafrons
[Bandhead sandperch]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.4 cm SL

 
Parapercis xanthogramma
[]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Parapercis xanthozona (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Parapercis xanthozona
[Yellowbar sandperch]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Pinguipes brasilianus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Pinguipes brasilianus
[Brazilian sandperch]

Photo by Schories, D.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Pinguipes chilensis Valenciennes, 1833

Photo by Schories, D.
 
Pinguipes chilensis
[Chilean sandperch]

Photo by Wolfe, G.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Prolatilus jugularis (Valenciennes, 1833)

Photo by Wolfe, G.
 
Prolatilus jugularis
[Pacific sandperch]

Photo by Portela, J.M.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Pseudopercis numida Miranda Ribeiro, 1903

Photo by Portela, J.M.
 
Pseudopercis numida
[Namorado sandperch]

Photo by INIDEP

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Pseudopercis semifasciata (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Pseudopercis semifasciata
[Argentinian sandperch]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Ryukyupercis gushikeni (Yoshino, 1975)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Ryukyupercis gushikeni
[Rosy grubfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Simipercis trispinosa Johnson & Randall, 2006

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Simipercis trispinosa
[Threespine grubfish]
82 Species of Family Pinguipedidae
(Sandperches)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1936 Kochichthys flavofasciatus Northwest Pacific 16 SL
2008 Parapercis albipinna Western Pacific 14.2 SL
1872 Parapercis alboguttata Whitespot sandsmelt Indo-West Pacific 27 TL
1876 Parapercis allporti Barred grubfish Eastern Indian Ocean 33 TL
1887 Parapercis atlantica Eastern Atlantic 14.3 SL
1884 Parapercis aurantiaca Northwest Pacific 17 SL
2003 Parapercis australis Western Central Pacific 9.2 SL
2006 Parapercis banoni Southeastern Atlantic 19.1 SL
2008 Parapercis basimaculata Northwest Pacific 7.8 SL
2010 Parapercis bicoloripes Western Pacific 15.5 SL
2012 Parapercis bimacula Redbar sandperch Indo-West Pacific 10.0 SL
1904 Parapercis binivirgata Redbanded weever Southwest Pacific
1976 Parapercis biordinis Indo-West Pacific
1910 Parapercis clathrata Latticed sandperch Indo-West Pacific 24 TL
1993 Parapercis colemani Southwest Pacific 8.2 SL
1801 Parapercis colias New Zealand blue cod Southwest Pacific 45 TL
2008 Parapercis compressa Western Pacific 8.7 SL
1792 Parapercis cylindrica Cylindrical sandperch Western Pacific 23 TL
1910 Parapercis decemfasciata Northwest Pacific 15 SL
2008 Parapercis diagonalis Diagonal sandperch Western Pacific 15 TL
1981 Parapercis diplospilus Doublespot grubfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1971 Parapercis dockinsi Southeastern Pacific 17.2 SL
1878 Parapercis filamentosa Threadfin sandperch Western Pacific 18 TL
1979 Parapercis flavescens Western Central Pacific 8.9 TL
2006 Parapercis flavolabiata Yellowlip grubfish Western Pacific 9.1 SL
2008 Parapercis flavolineata Yellowline sandperch Western Pacific 14 TL
1985 Parapercis fuscolineata Western Central Pacific
1879 Parapercis gilliesii Yellow weaver Southwest Pacific
1884 Parapercis haackei Wavy grubfish Eastern Indian Ocean 10 TL
1829 Parapercis hexophtalma Speckled sandperch Indian Ocean. 29 TL
1966 Parapercis kamoharai Northwest Pacific 20 SL
2008 Parapercis katoi Northwest Pacific 17.7 SL
2012 Parapercis kentingensis Kenting sandperch Pacific Ocean 13.1 SL
2002 Parapercis lata Y-Barred Sandperch Eastern Central Pacific 21.2 SL
2003 Parapercis lineopunctata Nosestripe sandperch Western Pacific 7.6 SL
2011 Parapercis lutevittata Yellow-striped sandperch Pacific Ocean 15.0 SL
1911 Parapercis macrophthalma Narrow barred grubfish Western Pacific 14 TL
1801 Parapercis maculata Harlequin sandperch Western Indian Ocean. 20 TL
2012 Parapercis maramara Indian Ocean 10.8 SL
1992 Parapercis maritzi Western Indian Ocean 18.5 SL
1860 Parapercis millepunctata Black dotted sand perch Indo-Pacific 18 TL
1884 Parapercis multifasciata Gold-birdled sandsmelt Northwest Pacific 18 SL
1984 Parapercis multiplicata Redbarred sandperch Western Pacific 15 TL
1918 Parapercis muronis Western Pacific 12 SL
2008 Parapercis natator Northwest Pacific 8.9 SL
1825 Parapercis nebulosa Barred sandperch Indo-West Pacific 25 TL
1960 Parapercis okamurai Northwest Pacific 13 SL
1902 Parapercis ommatura Northwest Pacific 11 SL
2007 Parapercis pacifica Western Pacific 18.6 SL
2006 Parapercis phenax Northwest Pacific 18 SL
1843 Parapercis pulchella Harlequin sandsmelt Northwest Pacific 20 TL
1829 Parapercis punctata Indian Ocean.
1829 Parapercis punctulata Spotted sandperch Western Indian Ocean 13 TL
2007 Parapercis queenslandica Western Pacific 20.8 SL
1883 Parapercis ramsayi Spotted grubfish Eastern Indian Ocean 20 TL
2010 Parapercis randalli Northwest Pacific 10.7 SL
1929 Parapercis robinsoni Smallscale grubfish Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1905 Parapercis roseoviridis Pacific Ocean 15.9 SL
2012 Parapercis rubromaculata Redspot sandperch Pacific 11.4 SL
2001 Parapercis rufa Western Central Pacific
2012 Parapercis sagma Saddled sandperch Western Pacific 7.2 SL
1900 Parapercis schauinslandii Redspotted sandperch Indo-Pacific 18 TL
1843 Parapercis sexfasciata Grub fish Western Pacific 12 TL
2006 Parapercis sexlorata Sixstrap grubfish Western Pacific 12 SL
2008 Parapercis shaoi Northwest Pacific 15.3 SL
1984 Parapercis signata Blackflag sandperch Western Indian Ocean 13 TL
1968 Parapercis simulata Western Indian Ocean
1905 Parapercis snyderi U-mark sandperch Western Pacific 11 TL
1968 Parapercis somaliensis Somali sandperch Western Indian Ocean. 15 TL
1884 Parapercis stricticeps White-streaked grubfish Western Pacific 18 TL
1913 Parapercis striolata Western Central Pacific 20 SL
1801 Parapercis tetracantha Reticulated sandperch Indo-West Pacific 26 TL
2008 Parapercis vittafrons Bandhead sandperch Western Pacific 9 SL
2007 Parapercis xanthogramma Central Pacific 17.4 SL
1849 Parapercis xanthozona Yellowbar sandperch Indo-West Pacific 23 TL
1829 Pinguipes brasilianus Brazilian sandperch Southwest Atlantic 70 TL
1833 Pinguipes chilensis Chilean sandperch Southeast Pacific 51 TL
1833 Prolatilus jugularis Pacific sandperch Southeast Pacific 40 TL
1903 Pseudopercis numida Namorado sandperch Southwest Atlantic 120 TL
1829 Pseudopercis semifasciata Argentinian sandperch Southwest Atlantic 100 TL
1975 Ryukyupercis gushikeni Rosy grubfish Western Pacific 30 SL
2006 Simipercis trispinosa Threespine grubfish Western Pacific 13.5 SL



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