Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pinguipedidae
Etymology: Parapercis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335); compressa: Name from Latin origin, referring to the compressed body for the genus (Ref. 79876). More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 40 - 60 m (Ref. 79876). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79876)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17;
Vertebrae: 30. This species is distinguished by the following characters: color purplish-brown dorsally to pale purplish-grey ventrally, with 7 faint, dark bars upper 2/3-3/4 of body, the last 4 broadly paler in the middle where lateral line passes through; a dark purplish-brown spot as large as eye on upper half of caudal-fin base and continuing narrowly onto dorsal edge of caudal fin; a slightly diagonal, narrow, dark purplish brown bar on lower half of cheek directly below the eye; median fins purplish grey, darker distally; D V,21; A I,17; 17 pectoral rays; 51 lateral line scales; gill rakers 3 + 9; terminal mouth; palatine teeth absent; vomerine teeth in one row; finely ctenoid scales on body, also on abdomen, prepelvic area and cheek; preopercle margin strongly serrate except ventrally; greatest body depth 5.25 in SL; compressed body, width 1.3 in depth; head length (HL) 3.35 in SL; orbit diameter 4.0 in HL; fourth dorsal spine is the longest; caudal fin slightly rounded, with a narrow protruding posterior upper lobe; pectoral fins 5.1 in SL; pelvic fins just reaching anus, 4.7 in SL (Ref. 79876).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2008. Six new sandperches of the genus Parapercis from the Western Pacific, with description of a neotype for P. maculata (bloch and Schneider). The Raffles Bull. Zool. 19:159-178. (Ref. 79876)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00289 - 0.01442), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .