Snyder's Grubfish, Parapercis snyderi Jordan & Starks 1905

Other Names: U-mark Sandperch

Snyder's Grubfish, Parapercis snyderi, at Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Source: Mark Rosenstein / License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Snyder's Grubfish, Parapercis snyderi Jordan & Starks 1905


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

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Randall, J.E. 2003. Review of the sandperches of the Parapercis cylindrica complex (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae), with description of two new species from the western Pacific. Occasional Papers of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum 72: 1-19.

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CAAB Code:37390018

Biology:Capable of changing sex

Depth:1-66 m

Habitat:Reef associated, sandy & rubble areas

Max Size:11 cm TL

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