Animal Species:Spotted Grubfish, Parapercis ramsayi (Steindachner, 1883)
The Spotted Grubfish has small pale grey to brown spots on the upper sides of the body. It is known from coastal marine waters in New South Wales and from Kangaroo Island, South Australia to north of Fremantle, Western Australia.
Standard Common Name
Ramsay's Grubfish, Spotted Weever
The Spotted Grubfish has small pale grey to brown spots on the upper sides of the body. There is a dark line or series of close-set spots laterally and a pattern of dark blotches low on the sides. The species has a dark ocellus on the caudal peduncle and large dark spots on the head.
It is known from coastal marine waters in New South Wales and from Kangaroo Island, South Australia to north of Fremantle, Western Australia.
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
It has been recorded from shallow waters in estuaries to a depth of at least 80 m.
- 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.
- Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- Kuiter, R.H. in Gomon, M.F., C.J.M. Glover & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology