PARAPERCIS XANTHOZONA - (BLEEKER, 1849)
Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Trachinoidei (Suborder) > Pinguipedidae (Family) > Parapercis (Genus)
Peppered grubfish, Grubfish, Whitestrip Sandperch, Yellow-spot grubfish, Yellowbar sandperch, Yellowspot grubfish,
Neopercis xanthozona (Bleeker, 1849)
Parapercis xanthosoma (Bleeker, 1849)
Percis xanthozona (Bleeker, 1849)
Dorsal spines (total): 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21; Anal spines: 1; Anal 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. Fine spotting over the back. Scales on back above white stripe with dark edges, many with outer half dark brown. An orange-yellow bar at base of pectoral fins. Max length: 23.0 cm. Depth range: 10 - 28 m.
Parapercis: from Greek prefix, para = resembling to + from Greek, perke = perch. Perch is a common name for fish of the genus Perca, freshwater gamefish belonging to the family Percidae.
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Fiji. Reported from New Caledonia.
Found in shallow protected sandy areas near reefs of lagoons and bays to at least 28 m, often amongst boulder.