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.
Standard Common Name
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.
The species grows to 18 cm in length.
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.
Distribution by collection data
The species is found on coral and rocky reefs, often on rubbly or sandy seabeds.
- 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.
- Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific. Indonesia and adjacent Waters. Penerbit PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama. Pp. 314.
- Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology