Scientific Name
Parapercis muronis  
Parapercis muronis牟婁擬鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Tanaka, 1918) Depth 10 - 50M
Chinese 牟婁擬鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬鱸科 Economic Fish No 
Family F435 Pinguipedidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鞍帶擬鱸 
Max Length 12 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 Japan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tanabe, Japan 
Synonyms Neopercis muronis   
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 NMMBP00492. NMMBP01692. NMMBP02453. NMMBP03672. NMMSTP00150. NMNSF00610. NTUM04116. NTUM04468. NTUM05613. NTUM05614.  
Common Name 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 23 soft rays, without notched between spinous and soft-rays portions, the soft portion clearly higher than the spinous; anal fin with I spine and 18 to 20 soft rays; pectoral fins with 17 to 20 rays; caudal fin rounded. Lateral line scales 53 to 57. Body reddish above, paler below; upper half of body with 5 narrow slightly oblique blackish bars; no vertical dark band below eye and no dark blotch on pectoral fin base.
habitats Sandy-muddy bottoms on continental shelves. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from southern Japan to the Philippines. It is found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.