Animal Species:Whitestreak Grubfish, Parapercis stricticeps (De Vis, 1884)

The White-streaked Grubfish is a cylindrical-shaped, bottom-swelling fish that lives on coral and rocky reefs.

Whitestreak Grubfish at Shiprock

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Standard Common Name

Whitestreak Grubfish

Alternative Name/s

Black-barred Weever

Identification

The White-streaked Grubfish can be recognised by its colouration. It is dusky above with saddle-shaped areas of dark brown mottling. The lower sides have dark blotches joined by lines.

Size range

The species grows to 18 cm in length.

Distribution

The species occurs in coastal marine waters of Australia and possibly New Caledonia. In Australia it is known from southern Queensland to the central coast of 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 stricticeps

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Whitestreak Grubfish specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The species is found on coral and rocky reefs, often on rubbly or sandy seabeds.

Classification

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

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References

  1. 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.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific. Indonesia and adjacent Waters. Penerbit PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama. Pp. 314.
  3. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  4. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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