Scientific Name
Parapercis millepunctata  
Parapercis millepunctata雪點擬鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1860) Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 雪點擬鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬鱸科 Economic Fish No 
Family F435 Pinguipedidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 雪點擬鱸 
Max Length 18 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 海狗甘仔、狗、舉目魚、雨傘閂、花狗母海、沙鱸、狗母梭(臺東)、花狗母(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sri Lanka 
Synonyms Parapercis cephalopunctata, Parapercis millipunctata, Parapercis montillai, Percis cephalopunctatus, Percis millepunctata   
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 ASIZP0055047. ASIZP0055105. ASIZP0056478. ASIZP0056856. ASIZP0057631. ASIZP0059257. ASIZP0066333. ASIZP0067379. ASIZP0067392. ASIZP0067526. ASIZP0801341. ASIZP0802535. ASIZP0802746. ASIZP0802747. ASIZP0802748. ASIZP0911341. ASIZP0912535. ASIZP0912746. ASIZP0912747. ASIZP0912748. BPBMI23141. BPBMI23180. BPBMI23252. FRIP20075. NMMBP00488. NMMBP00490. NMMBP01688. NMMBP01690. NMMBP02502. NMMBP02723. NMMBP03088. NMMBP03090. NMMSTP00244. NTOUP200611-785. NTOUP200611-875. NTUM03606. NTUM03607. ...List all 43 records... 
Common Name Spotted sandperch; Black dotted sand perch; Black-dotted sandperch; Manyspotted 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 IV spines and 20 or 21 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 16 or 17 rays; caudal fin slightly rounded. Lateral line scales 59 to 60. The busy blotched pattern over the back, close-set series of brown to orange blotches behind the eyes on top of the head, and white blotch on the tail. No row of small blackish spots in outer third of anal fin. Males with an ocellated black spot above opercle next to upper end of gill opening; female with a smaller dark brown spot at this location.
habitats Inhabits seaward reefs, usually on patches of rubble or pavement between corals. Also found in habitats with rubble and rock. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Mauritius and Maldives to the Pitcairn Group, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef. Throughout Oceania except Hawaii and Eastern Island. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.