Redbanded Grubfish, Parapercis binivirgata Click to enlarge image
A Redbanded Grubfish caught at a depth around 70 m, Newcastle, New South Wales, 1 February 1991. Image: Dr John E. Randall
© Dr John E. Randall

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    binivirgata
    Genus
    Parapercis
    Family
    Pinguipedidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Identification

The species can be recognised by its long cylindrical body and double-barred colour pattern.

Habitat

It occurs at continental shelf depths in rubble and sandy habitats.

Distribution

The Redbanded Grubfish occurs in Australian and New Zealand waters..

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.



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.