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Species Parapercis multiplicata Randall, 1984

Doublestitch Grubfish, Double-stitch Grubfish, Red-banded Grubfish, Redbarred Sandperch

  • Type data:
     Holotype BPBM 19060 (Depth 4 meters), Okinawa, Japan.
    Paratype(s) BMNH 1982.6.17.53; BPBM 19061 (27164 (1); CAS 50894 (1); MNHN 1982-1031 [ex BPBM 27164] (1); NSMT-P 21414 (1); USNM 235921 (1); WAM P.25375-001 (1)); BPBM 27164; CAS 50894 (MNHN 1982-1031 [ex BPBM 27164] (1); NSMT-P 21414 (1); USNM 235921 (1); WAM P.25375-001 (1)); MNHN 1982-1031 (Formerly BPBM 27164); NSMT P 21414; USNM 235921; WAM P.25375-001.




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Exmouth, WA (21°55'S, 113°57'E), WA to Cartier Reef, Timor Sea,and east pf Cape York (10°59'59"S, 144°01'13"E) and Coringa Islets, Coral Sea; tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific (southeastern Indian Ocean).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, rubble bottom.

Extra Ecological Information

Depth range: 12-25 m.


General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [204] (as P. multiplacata)

Allen, G.R., Cross, N.J. & Allen, C.J. 2006. Pinguipedidae. pp. 1488-1494 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1492]

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [126] (as P. multiplacata)

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50 [40]

Johnson, J.W. 2006. Two new species of Parapercis (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from north-eastern Australia, and rediscovery of Parapercis colemani Randall & Francis, 1993. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(1): 47-56 [52]

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. [209]

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [322]

Randall, J.E. 2001. Pinguipedidae. pp. 3501-3510 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3508]

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp. [465]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [361]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [361]


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 09-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
08-Oct-2015 TRACHINOIDEI 23-Sep-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
22-Sep-2011 22-Sep-2011 MODIFIED
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED