Whitestreak Grubfish, Parapercis stricticeps (De Vis 1884)

Other Names: Black-barred Weever, White-streaked Grubfish

A Whitestreak Grubfish, Parapercis stricticeps, at North West Solitary Island, New South Wales. Source: Dave Harasti / http://www.daveharasti.com/. License: All rights reserved

A pale bluish-grey grubfish speckled with dark markings along the back, a broad white wavy midlateral stripe with a brown stripe and vertically-elongate reddish blotches below, a row of dark brown to black dashes along lower part of red blotches, a white streak on the caudal fin, and dark bar from eye to below the cheek. 

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Whitestreak Grubfish, Parapercis stricticeps (De Vis 1884)

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Endemic to eastern Australia, from Townsville, Queensland, to at least Sydney, New South Wales. Inhabits sandy areas adjacent to reefs.

Similar Species

Differs from the Peppered Grubfish, Parapercis xanthozona, and the Spothead Grubfish, P. clathrata, in having a dark diagonal bar from the eye to below the cheek. The Whitestreak Grubfish also differs from P. clathrata in lacking a spot behind eye of males. 

Species Citation

Percis stricticeps De Vis 1884, Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 1 9(3): 545. Type locality: Southport, Queensland.


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Whitestreak Grubfish, Parapercis stricticeps (De Vis 1884)


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CAAB Code:37390019

Depth:1-20 m

Habitat:Reef associated, sandy areas

Max Size:20 cm TL

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