Parapercis punctata   (Cuvier,  1829) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 12.5 cm.

Color: Whitish, with reddish brown vertical bands and blotches above the lateral line, which are interrupted along the middle of the body, on these bands a few black spots. A bright golden line from below orbit to base of dorsal, and another from center of eye to snout. Spinous dorsal with or without a row of black spots. Soft dorsal with three rows of spots on the rays. Anal yellowish. Caudal with two grayish bands, one at its base, the other on its posterior third, and sometimes an ocellus at upper part of base. Ventrals slate colored.

Height 6-6.5 in total length. Head 4.5-5 in total length. Eye 4, 1-1.25 in snout. Inter orbital space 4 in eye. Snout sharp. Preopercle coarsely serrated along its posterior border. Edge of sub opercle serrated. A shoulder spine. Above the symphysis of the lower jaw an outer enlarged row of about eight curved teeth, the outermost of which are the largest. Spines of dorsal of moderate length, the fourth longest and 1.3 diameter of eye in length, the third a quarter shorter. Ventrals reaching the vent. Caudal cut square or a little rounded.

Remarks: Value in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Percis punctata Day 1876
Parapercis punctata M. Weber 1913
Parapercis guezei Fourmanoir, 1966
Percis punctata Cuvier, 1829

Common Name (s)
• Spotted Grubfish
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Kerala INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Beaufort, LF and Chapman, WM (1951) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 9 484 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -

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