Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei
(Sand dwellers) > Pinguipedidae
Etymology: Parapercis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335); binotata: Name from Latin ' binotata' meaning 'two markings', referring to the diagnostic dark bands
on the cheek and pectoral fins of males; treated as a feminine singular compound adjective..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic, usually 4 - 8 m (Ref. 116121). Tropical
Western Pacific: Solomon Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116121)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 17. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D V,21; A I,16-17; pectoral-fin rays 14-16; lateral-line scales 46-48; 4 progressively larger, recurved canine teeth on each side at front of lower jaw; ctenoid scales on body except prepelvic area with cycloid scales; opercle and cheek are covered with ctenoid scales; body depth 4.7-5.5 in SL; caudal fin is truncate to slightly rounded; pelvic fins reaching beyond the anal-fin origin; colour of head and body generally white with 7-8 short brown bars on back, above lateral line and lower side with corresponding narrow yellow-orange to brown bars; adult has conspicuous black band on rear edge of cheek and short black band on lower pectoral-fin rays; females have a curved black band under eye along lower edge of suborbital (Ref. 116121).
This species lives in a relatively unusual habitat, consisting of a nearly enclosed, narrow, dead-end lagoon, with a gradually sloping, white sand bottom with scattered, mainly low-profile, coral formations, occurring as solitary individuals (Ref. 116121).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2017. A new species of Parapercis (Teleostei: Pinguipedidae) from the Solomon Islands. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 27:8-19. (Ref. 116121)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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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
): 3.3 ±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).