Parapercis multiplicata Randall, 1984
Redbarred sandperch
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pinguipedidae (Sandperches)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 4 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef, east to Pitcairn, west to Western Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-21; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 16-17. Recognized by the double lines of dashes over the back (Ref. 48636). Lower two-thirds of body whitish with 8 narrow red bars, each containing 2 dark spots (black or darker red), one at of bar and one at level of lower third of body. A small dark red to black spot on abdomen above base of pelvic fins. Spinous portion of dorsal fin cream with a broad oblique black bar (except posteriorly). Scales on opercle cycloid (Ref 42740).
Biology:  Mainly occurs at moderate depth on open rubble reef flats, but occasionally more shallow on outer reef habitats (Ref. 48636). Usually on rubble or sand near coral reefs (Ref. 42740) solitary or forms small groups (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 14.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 18.12.96

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