Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei
(Sand dwellers) > Pinguipedidae
Etymology: Parapercis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335); moki: Named for Professor Hin-Kiu Mok, National Sun Ye-San University..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Subtropical
Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93085)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19;
Vertebrae: 33. This relatively slender bodied species is distinguished by the following characters: upper body with 6 transverse bars; numerous small pores with canals forming about 9-10 vertical rows on the cheek, opercle and subopercle; scales on nape extending anteriorly to the level of posterior margin of eyes; a large spine on posteroventral corner of subopercle; interorbital space very narrow (1.6% SL); D IV,23 and with each spine progressively longer posteriorly, the last spine entirely connected by membrane to first dorsal-fin ray; A I,19; pectoral-fin rays 18 or 19; lower jaw with four pairs of canine teeth anteriorly; palatine with teeth in two rows; vomerine teeth stout and in two rows; ctenoid scales on sides, belly and prepectoral region, becoming cycloid on nape and prepelvic areas; margin of preopercle is smooth with some small indentations on posterior margin; pelvic fin when appressed not reaching origin of anal fin (Ref. 93085).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ho, H.-C. and J.W. Johnson, 2013. Redescription of Parapercis macrophthalma (Pietschmann, 1911) and description of a new species of Parapercis (Pisces: Pinguipedidae) from Taiwan. Zootaxa 3620(2):273-282. (Ref. 93085)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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