Reticulated Sandperch, Parapercis tetracantha (Lacepède 1801)


A Reticulated Sandperch, Parapercis tetracantha, at Puerto Galera, Philippines. Source: Dave Harasti / http://www.daveharasti.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A sandperch with 3 series of large pale reticulated spots or blotches along the sides, a dark greyish-brown reticulated pattern between the spots, and a pale spot with a black ring above the gill opening.
Recorded from the Australian territory of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

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Dianne J. Bray, Parapercis tetracantha in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/5011

Reticulated Sandperch, Parapercis tetracantha (Lacepède 1801)

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Distribution

Recorded from the Australian territory of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. The species occurs elsewhere  in the Indo-West Pacific from the Bay of Bengal to Japan and Indonesia. Either solitary or in small groups on deep reef slopes.

Features

Meristic features: Dorsal fin V, 20-21; Anal fin I, 16-17. 

Species Citation

Labrus tetracanthus Lacepède 1801, Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepéde) 3:  428, 473. Type locality: no locality.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Reticulated Sandperch, Parapercis tetracantha (Lacepède 1801)

References


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

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Kuiter, R.H. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 2. Fusiliers - Dragonets, Caesionidae - Callionymidae. Australia : Zoonetics pp. 304-622.

Lacepède, B.G E. 1801. Histoire naturelle des poissons. Vol. 3: i-lxvi + 1-558, Pls. 1-34
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno & T. Yoshino. 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 pp.
Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. Guam : Coral Graphics vi 330 pp. 192 pls.

Randall, J.E. 2001. Pinguipedidae. pp. 3501-3510 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37390038

Depth:12-25 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:26 cm TL

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