Animal Species:Pinkbanded Grubfish, Parapercis nebulosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

The Pinkbanded Grubfish is usually pale pink with brown to red blotches and bands. It is endemic to Australia.

Standard Common Name

Pinkbanded Grubfish

Alternative Name/s

Bar-faced Weever, Barred Sandperch, Red-barred Grubfish, Red-faced Weever

Identification

The Pinkbanded Grubfish has an elongate body with a long-based second dorsal fin. It has a pointed snout and eyes positioned high on the head. The species is usually pale pink with brown to red blotches and bands. Adults have light blue lines between the eyes and crossing the snout.

Size range

The species grows to 25 cm in length.

Distribution

The species is endemic to Australia. It is known from the central coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north of the country and down the east coast to at least Sydney, New South Wales.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Parapercis nebulosa

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Pinkbanded Grubfish specimens in the Australian Museum.

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Classification

Species:
nebulosa
Genus:
Parapercis
Family:
Pinguipedidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
  2. Allen, G.R. & R. Swainston. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 201.
  3. Gloerfelt-Tarp, T & P.J. Kailola. 1984. Trawled Fishes of southern Indonesia and north-western Australia. Jakarta: Directorate General of Fisheries (Indonesia), German Agency for Technical Cooperation, Australian Development Assistance Bureau. Pp. 406.
  4. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  5. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  6. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
  7. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Pinkbanded Grubfish, Parapercis nebulosa, Pinguipedidae, pink, brown, red, white, 10 cm - 30 cm, stripes or bands,