Animal Species:Wavy Grubfish, Parapercis haackei (Steindachner, 1884)
The Wavy Grubfish has a dark stripe along the upper sides of the body. This endemic species occurs on rocky reefs and sandy and rubbly substrates.
Standard Common Name
The Wavy Grubfish can be recognised by its white to brown body with a brown to blackish stripe along the upper sides. The species has an elongate body, a long-based soft dorsal fin and a pointed snout.
The species grows to 11 cm in length.
The species is endemic to Australia, occurring in inshore waters from eastern South Australia to the central coast of 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
The species is usually found on rocky reefs and sandy and rubbly substrates.
- 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. in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
- Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Wavy Grubfish, Parapercis haackei, Pinguipedidae, brown, white, black, 'normal fish', 10 cm - 30 cm, blotches/mottled, rocky reef, soft substrate, marine, adult, bulbous eyes, yellow,