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Species Parapercis queenslandica Imamura & Yoshino, 2007

Black-tail Grubfish, Blacktail Grubfish, Spotted Weever



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 and New Caledonia. Some authors have recognised a single widely distributed species, P. hexophtalma. Also note that many authors mispelled the species name as hexophthalma.




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Cape York (9°37'S) to off Moreton Bay (27°24'S), QLD, Holmes Reef, Coral Sea, Middleton Reef and Lord Howe Island; tropical, south-west Pacific (Australia and New Caledonia).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Province (18), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, sand bottom marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Depth range: 2-35 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 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