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Species Parapercis pacifica Imamura & Yoshino, 2007

Blacktail Grubfish, Speckled Sandperch



We follow the work of Imamura and Yoshino (2007), who separated the species previously referred to as Parapercis hexophtalma into 3 geographically separated species: P. hexophtalma from the Indian Ocean, P. pacifica from the Western Pacific and south-eastern Indian Ocean and P. queenslandica from Queensland. Some authors have recognised a single widely distributed species, P. hexophtalma. Also note that many authors mispelled the species name as hexophthalma.




Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Scott Reef, WA and Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea; tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, sand bottom marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Depth range: 0-35 m.


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 28-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
08-Oct-2015 TRACHINOIDEI 11-Aug-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