Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Parapercis Bleeker, 1863

Grubfish, Weaverfishes, Weavers



Parapercis nigrodorsalis Johnson, Struthers & Worthington Wilmer, 2014 and P. gilliesii (Hutton, 1879) occur on the Norfolk Ridge and are likely to occur in the Norfolk Island Territory.


Excluded Taxa


PINGUIPEDIDAE: Parapercis hexophtalma (Cuvier, 1829) [not found tropical in Australia, but known from Cocos (Keeling) Islands] — Imamura, H. & Yoshino, T. 2007. Three new species of the genus Parapercis from the western Pacific, with redescription of Parapercis hexophthalma (Perciformes: Pinquipedidae). Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science A Suppl. 1: 81-100 [85] (restricted to Indian Ocean, species split by authors into 4 geographically separated species; Australian records based on Parapercis queenslandica)




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Tropical, subtropical, temperate, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Norfolk Island Province (21), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands, Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
31-Jul-2018 PINGUIPEDIDAE 31-Jul-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
08-Oct-2015 TRACHINOIDEI 05-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
22-Sep-2011 31-Jul-2018 MODIFIED
31-Jul-2018 MODIFIED