Scientific Name
Parapercis pacifica
Parapercis pacifica太平洋擬鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Imamura & Yoshino, 2007 Depth 2 - 22M
Chinese 太平洋擬鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬鱸科 Economic Fish No 
Family F435 Pinguipedidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 太平洋擬鱸 
Max Length 29 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 India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea 
Synonyms Cilias hexophthalma, Parapercis hexophtalma, Parapercis hexophthalma, Parapercis polyophthalma, Percis caudimaculata, Percis hexophthalma   
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)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057491. ASIZP0058894. ASIZP0059056. ASIZP0059464. ASIZP0067082. ASIZP0067408. ASIZP0070967. ASIZP0072222. ASIZP0700203. ASIZP0802330. ASIZP0802741. ASIZP0804321. ASIZP0805001. ASIZP0912330. ASIZP0912741. ASIZP0914321. ASIZP0915001. NMMBP00973. NMMBP04513. NMMBP08523. NMMBP08694. NMMSTP00080. NTOUP200910-146. NTUM03603. NTUM05615. RUSI35048. RUSI35086.  
Barcode2012-01-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Speckled 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 or 18 soft rays; pectoral fins with 17 or 18 rays; caudal fin slightly rounded. Lateral line scales 58 to 60. Many dark brown spots on head; a series of large elliptical whitish spots along side of body with a small blackish spot or group of body with bright yellow. A large black blotch on caudal fin, but without white blotch behind it.
habitats Found on sand and rubble bottoms of shallow lagoon and protected seaward reefs. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to Fiji. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.