Wavy Grubfish, Parapercis haackei Click to enlarge image
A Wavy Grubfish at a depth of 4m, Carnac Island, Western Australia, 28 February 2010. Image: William White
© William White

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    haackei
    Genus
    Parapercis
    Family
    Pinguipedidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 11 cm in length.

Introduction

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.

Identification

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.

Habitat

The species is usually found on rocky reefs and sandy and rubbly substrates.

Distribution

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.



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. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  3. 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.
  4. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.