White-streaked Grubfish, Parapercis stricticeps Click to enlarge image
A White-streaked Grubfish at a depth of 15 m, Shiprock, Port Hacking, Sydney, New South Wales, August 2001 Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    stricticeps
    Genus
    Parapercis
    Family
    Pinguipedidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 18 cm in length.

Introduction

The White-streaked Grubfish is a cylindrical-shaped, bottom-swelling fish that lives on coral and rocky reefs.

Identification

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.

Habitat

The species is found on coral and rocky reefs, often on rubbly or sandy seabeds.

Distribution

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.



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. Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific. Indonesia and adjacent Waters. Penerbit PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama. Pp. 314.
  3. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  4. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.