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Species Parapercis somaliensis Schultz, 1968

Somali Grubfish



The correct name for this species is uncertain. It was first recorded from Australia as Parapercis somaliensis by Allen et al. (2006). However, Randall (2008) indicated that that species is confined to the western Indian Ocean. He described two new species similar to that species from the region P. compressa, recorded from Indonesia by Gloerfelt-Tarp & Kailola (1989) as P. somaliensis and P. altipinna from New Caledonia, each based on a single specimen. Larson et al. (2013) recorded the species as P. cf. compressa. Tentatively we retain the name P. somaliensis here pending resolution of the identity of Australian specimens.




Northern Territory

Extra Distribution Information

NW of Darwin (129°20-34'E) based on specimens in NTM; tropical, Indo-West pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Transition (26)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf.


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 15-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