Scientific Name
Parapercis cylindrica  
Parapercis cylindrica圓擬鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1792) Depth 1 - 20M
Chinese 圓擬鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬鱸科 Economic Fish No 
Family F435 Pinguipedidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 圓擬鱸 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 海狗甘仔、狗、舉目魚、雨傘閂、花狗母海、沙鱸、 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Evidently W. Pacific 
Synonyms Chilias synaphodesmus, Parapercis cylindrical, Parapercis sp. 2, Sciaena cylindrica   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Randall, J. E. 2003 
Specimen List ASIZP0054946. ASIZP0059121. ASIZP0063464. ASIZP0073549. ASIZP0700282. ASIZP0806098. ASIZP0916098. NMMSTP00026. NTOUP201203-123. NTUM03602. NTUM05645. NTUM06835.  
Common Name Sharpnose sandperch; Cylindrical sandperch 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate and little compressed. Head pointed; eyes often jutting slightly above dorsal profile of head, oriented as much dorsally as laterally. Mouth moderately large, protractile; recurved canine teeth in an outer row at front of jaws. Dorsal fin with V spines and 21 or 22 soft rays, deeply notched between spinous and soft-rays portions, the soft portion clearly higher than the spinous; anal fin with I spine and 17 soft rays; pectoral fins with 14 to 16 rays; caudal fin rounded. Lateral line scales 48 to 52. Body yellow- brown, with 9 or 10 brown cross-bars; many brown spots scattered on soft dorsal, caudal and anal fins.
habitats Found in sheltered bays, harbors and lagoons, but mainly clear water habitats. Occurs on sand, rubble, seagrass, or weedy bottoms near shallow reefs. Common in seagrass beds. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia and east to Fiji and the Marshall Islands. It is found in western and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility No commercial value.