Scientific Name
Parapercis pulchella  
Parapercis pulchella美擬鱸
by: ©National Museum of Marine Science and Techonology
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) Depth 5 - 30M
Chinese 美擬鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬鱸科 Economic Fish No 
Family F435 Pinguipedidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 美擬鱸 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 海狗甘仔、狗、舉目魚、雨傘閂、花狗母海、沙鱸、花狗母(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan. 
Synonyms Percis pulchella   
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 ASIZP0054585. ASIZP0054625. ASIZP0058613. ASIZP0059223. ASIZP0060516. ASIZP0061870. ASIZP0063645. ASIZP0072213. ASIZP0805004. ASIZP0900254. ASIZP0915004. FRIP00801. NMMBP00493. NMMBP01693. NMMBP01886. NMMBP03010. NMMBP03107. NMMBP05367. NMMSTP00593. NTUM03609. NTUM03610. NTUM03611. NTUM05616. NTUM05617. NTUM05635. NTUM07049. ROM71747. RUSI35623.  
Common Name Harlequin 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, shallowly 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 rounded. Lateral line scales 56 to 64. Redding brown in color, a longitudinal series of white blotches on mid-axis of body. several pale stripes on head; black marks on lower lip and underside of head. Spinous portion of dorsal fin black at base; lower third to fourth of caudal fin dark brownish red. ventral fins white.
habitats Pebble bottoms on shallow reefs. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Zanzibar to Japan. It is found in Penghu Islands, western Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.