Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei
(Sand dwellers) > Pinguipedidae
Etymology: Parapercis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335); sexlorata: Name from Latin word 'sex' for 6 and 'lorata' for strap, referring to the 6 distinctive narrow black strap-like bars across the back of this species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 86 - 137 m (Ref. 59349). Tropical
Western Pacific: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59349)
soft rays: 19;
Vertebrae: 31 - 33. This species is distinguished by the following characters: Dorsal-fin rays IV,23; anal-fin rays I,19; pectoral-fin rays 19; lateral-line scales 53-57; gill rakers 4-6+8-10; predorsal scales 10-11; ctenoid scales on cheek, in about 9 horizontal rows below middle of eye; 6 canine teeth in outer row at front of lower jaw; vomer with a crescentic outer row of 6-7 robust conical teeth and several smaller teeth behind; palatines with a single row of about 7 robust conical teeth; angle of subopercle produced, with several feeble spinules; 9-10 abdominal and 22-23 caudal vertebrae; the head and body colored pink, with 6 narrow oblique posteroventrally-directed black bars across the back, the first extending to lateral line, and the second to middle of sides, others to lower third of body; a small black spot in upper corner of caudal-fin base; scales above lateral line in area between bars and spot with dusky margins; spinous dorsal fin membrane dusky; upper lip yellowish (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
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00314 - 0.01524), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).