Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pinguipedidae
Etymology: Parapercis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 37816). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334); 23.0 cm NG (female)
soft rays: 17 - 18. Has a white mid-lateral stripe from the upper pectoral base to the tail. Males have narrow diagonal lines on the cheek. (Ref. 37816). Fine spotting over the back (Ref. 48636). Scales on back above white stripe with dark edges, many with outer half dark brown. An orange-yellow bar at base of pectoral fins (Ref 42740).
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Fiji.
Found in shallow protected sandy areas near reefs of lagoons and bays to at least 28 m (Ref. 9710), often amongst boulders (Ref. 48636). Also Ref. 58652.
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00785 (-0.13729 - 0.15299), b=3.01 (2.92 - 3.10), based on LWR estimates for species & family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .