Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei
(Sand dwellers) > Pinguipedidae
Etymology: Parapercis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335); flavolabiata: Name from Latin words 'flavo' for yellow and 'labiata' for lipped, refering to the distinctive yellow posterior half of the upper lip..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 45 - 79 m (Ref. 59349). Tropical
Western Pacific: NE Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59349)
soft rays: 17 - 18;
Vertebrae: 29 - 30. This species is distinguished by the following characters: Dorsal-fin rays V, 21; anal-fin rays I, 17-18 (often I, 17); pectoral-fin rays 16-18 (often 17); lateral-line scales 51-55; gill rakers 3-5+10-11; predorsal scales 8-9; cycloid scales on cheek, in about 11 horizontal rows; usually 8 canine teeth in outer row at front of lower jaw; vomer with a crescentic row of 6-10 robust conical teeth; palatines edentate; angle of subopercle produced, with about 7 small spinules; 9-10
abdominal and 20 caudal vertebrae; coloration includes 6 broad red saddles across the back, a purplish red to violet line from the anterior edge of each orbit around the snout, a series of yellow-edged red spots on the postorbital part of the head and nape, and a row of dark-red spots along soft dorsal fin (Ref. 59349).
Specimens collected by epibenthic sled and demersal trawl (Ref. 59349).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Johnson, J.W., 2006. Two new species of Parapercis (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from north-eastern Australia, and recovery of Parapercis colemani Randall & Francis, 1993. Mem. Mus. Victoria 63(1):47-56. (Ref. 59349)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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