Double-row Grubfish, Parapercis biordinis Allen 1976

Double-row Grubfish, Parapercis biordinis. Source: Jeff Johnson / Queensland Museum. License: All rights reserved

A grubfish with 2 rows of pupil-sized dark brown spots along sides, followed by 2 more spots on caudal fin, and a series of small dusky spots near base of dorsal fin. 

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Double-row Grubfish, Parapercis biordinis Allen 1976

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South-west of Point Cloates and off Port Hedland, Western Australia.


Dorsal fin V, 5; Anal fin 16-17. Eye very large (diameter longer than snout, 2.7 to 2.95 times in head length).

Species Citation

Parapercis biordinis Allen, 1976, J. Roy. Soc. W. A. 59(1): 28, fig. 3. Type locality:  south-west off Point Cloates, WA [22°59'S, 113°25'E], 71 fathoms.


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Double-row Grubfish, Parapercis biordinis Allen 1976


Allen, G.R. 1976. Descriptions of three new fishes from Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 59(1): 24-30 figs 1-3

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.

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CAAB Code:37390024

Depth:130-141 m

Habitat:Bottom dweller


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