Redbanded Grubfish, Parapercis binivirgata (Waite 1904)

Other Names: Redbanded Weever

A Redbanded Grubfish, Parapercis binivirgata, at Landing Bay Pinnacle, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand, depth 55 m. Source: Ian Skipworth / License: All rights reserved

A grubfish with 13 transverse dark bars on the upper body. 

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Parapercis binivirgata in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,

Redbanded Grubfish, Parapercis binivirgata (Waite 1904)

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Moreton Island, Queensland, to off Gippsland, eastern Victoria; also the Fraser Seamount in the north Tasman Basin, the northern part of the Norfolk Ridge, south of New Caledonia, the north end of the Lord Howe Rise, between South Bellona Plateau and Capel Tablemount, and the eastern side of the North Island of New Zealand, between the Bay of Islands and the Bay of Plenty Fraser Seamount.

Species Citation

Neopercis binivirgata Waite, 1904, Rec. Aust. Mus. 3: 236, pl. 25, fig. 3. Type locality: Coogee, New South Wales, Australia.


Bray, D.J. 2021


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Redbanded Grubfish, Parapercis binivirgata (Waite 1904)


Cantwell, G.E. 1964. A revision of the genus Parapercis, family Mugiloididae. Pacific Science 18(3): 239-280.

Ho, H.-C. 2015. Description of a new species and redescriptions of two rare species of Parapercis (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from the tropical Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 3999(2): 255–271.

Johnson, J.W. 2008. Pinguipedidae. pp. 670-673 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Johnson, J.W., Struthers, C.D. & Wilmer, J.W. 2014. Parapercis nigrodorsalis (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae), a new species of sandperch from northern New Zealand and the Norfolk Ridge, Tasman Sea and remarks on P. binivirgata (Waite, 1904). Zootaxa 3856(4): 484–500

Johnson, J.W. & Randall, J.E. 2006. Simipercis trispinosa, a new genus and species of sandperch (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from eastern Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(1): 57-64.

Waite, E.R. 1904. New records or recurrences of rare fishes from eastern Australia. No. 3. Records of the Australian Museum 5(4): 231-244 figs 33-34 pls 25-26

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CAAB Code:37390012

Depth:86-404 m

Habitat:Bottom dweller

Max Size:18 cm SL

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