Lyretail Grubfish, Parapercis schauinslandii (Steindachner 1900)


Other Names: Flagfin Weaver, Lyre-tail Grubfish, Redspotted Sandperch

A Lyretail Grubfish, Parapercis schauinslandii, at Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Source: Ian V. Shaw / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:
A striking grubfish with black or reddish to dark brown blotches on the upper sides, alternating with reddish bars on the lower sides; spinous dorsal fin black near base, deep reddish distally, soft dorsal fin with a row of dark spots, pectoral-fin base with two narrow bright red bars; and two dark spots on tail base.

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Dianne J. Bray, Parapercis schauinslandii in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/753

Lyretail Grubfish, Parapercis schauinslandii (Steindachner 1900)

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Distribution

Inhabits open sandy and rubble areas on deep seaward and coastal slopes and deep sandy  reef flats. Adults often rise up off the bottom to feed. 

Feeding

Adults often swim high above the bottom to feed on zooplankton, usually amongst other fishes such as basslets. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Lyretail Grubfish, Parapercis schauinslandii (Steindachner 1900)

References


Allen, G.R. & M. Adrim. 2003. Coral reef fishes of Indonesia. Zool. Stud. 42(1): 1-72.

Allen, G.R. & M.V. Erdmann. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research.

Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1988. Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean. Christmas Island Natural History Association, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, 6798, Australia. 197 p.

Allen, G.R. & W.F. Smith-Vaniz. 1994. Fishes of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Res. Bull. 412: 21 p
Kuiter, R.H. & T. Tonozuka. 2001. Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 2. Fusiliers - Dragonets, Caesionidae - Callionymidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 304-622 p.

Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian reef fishes: a comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia, 3rd revised and expanded edition. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 330 p.

Randall, J.E. 2001. Pinguipedidae (= Parapercidae, Mugiloididae). Sandperches. p. 3501-3510. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 6. FAO, Rome.

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 720 p.

Randall, J.E. 2008. Six new sandperches of the genus Parapercis from the Western Pacific, with description of a neotype for P. maculata (Bloch and Schneider). The Raffles Bull. Zool. 19: 159-178.

Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen & R.C. Steene. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37390017

Biology:Capable of changing sex

Depth:12-65 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:18 cm TL

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