Bluenose Grubfish, Parapercis alboguttata (Günther 1872)

Other Names: Bluenose Sandperch, Blue-nosed Grubfish, Whitespot Sandsmelt

A Bluenose Grubfish, Parapercis alboguttata, from the Hengchun market, Taiwan. Source: Ho, Hsuan-Ching / National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Taiwan. License: All rights reserved

A pale reddish grubfish becoming whitish below, with a pale blue snout with diagonal yellow lines and two rows of indistinct pale red blotches along the sides ending in two distinct dark red spots on the tail base.

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Bluenose Grubfish, Parapercis alboguttata (Günther 1872)

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Recorded from northwestern Australia. Found elsewhere in the Indo-West Pacific, including the Arabian Gulf, South China Sea, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan.


Taken as incidental bycatch in commercial trawls.


Dianne J. Bray

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CAAB Code:37390006

Depth:50-120 m

Habitat:Bottom dweller

Max Size:27 cm TL

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