Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pinguipedidae
Etymology: Parapercis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335); albipinna: Named for the whit of the fins, most distinct in the spinous portion of the dorsal fin, basal half of the caudal fin, and the pelvic fins. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 79876). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17;
Vertebrae: 30. This species is distinguished by the following characters: Color light reddish-brown dorsally with 8 faint, U-shaped brown bars with dark brown dots on about dorsal fourth of body, the upper ends of each U ending in a dark brown spot at base of a dorsal ray; from below eye across cheek is a narrow orange bar curving ventrally; spinous part of dorsal fin, pelvic fins, and basal half of caudal fin white; D V,21; A I,17; 17 pectoral rays; 54 lateral line scales; gill rakers 5 + 11; projecting lower jaw; canine teeth 3 pairs anteriorly in jaw; palatine teeth absent; vomerine teeth stout, one row; ctenoid scales on body, becoming cycloid ventrally on abdomen and prepectoral area; cheek scales cycloid, small and progressively smaller ventrally, the most ventral nonimbricate and partially embedded; preopercle margin with no distinct sharp serrae; greatest body depth 4.45 in SL; head length (HL) 3.1 in SL; orbit diameter 4.2 in HL; fourth dorsal spine is the longest, 3.95 in HL; caudal fin truncate, slightly rounded on ventral half; pectoral fins 5.25 in SL; pelvic fins just reaching anus, 5.1 in SL (Ref. 79876).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2008. Six new sandperches of the genus Parapercis from the Western Pacific, with description of a neotype for P. maculata (bloch and Schneider). The Raffles Bull. Zool. 19:159-178. (Ref. 79876)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00294 - 0.01416), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .