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); caudopellucida: Name from Latin 'caudo' for caudal fin and 'pellucida'
meaning clear; referring to the lack of distinctive
markings in the center of the caudal fin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 125 - 129 m (Ref. 116166). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116166)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17 - 18;
Vertebrae: 30 - 31. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D V, 21-22; A I, 17-18; pectoral-fin rays 17-18; lateral-line scales about 53; gill rakers 8-9 + 12-14 = 21-22; predorsal scales 8; cycloid scales on cheek; canine teeth 6 in outer row at front of lower jaw; vomer with 2 rows of robust conical teeth; palatines edentate margin of preopercle serrated; angle of subopercle have several spinules, margin entire; vertebrae: 10 abdominal and 20-21 caudal; pelvic fins reaching between vent and anal-fin origin; colouration includes a series of 6-7 irregular dusky double blotches along sides, upper lip red, occipital and postorbital regions with about 6 dark brown spots, none in interorbital region, a dusky bar extending from tip of maxilla osteroventrally to anteroventral margin of preopercle, soft dorsal-fin base with series of about 8 small black blotches, caudal-fin base with pair of dusky blotches, the latter extending posteriorly as dusky streaks, medial portion of caudal fin semitransparent and unmarked (Ref. 116166).
Collected using trawl on soft bottom (Ref. 116166).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Johnson, J.W. and H. Motomura, 2017. Five new species of Parapercis (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from southeast Asia and northwest Australia. Zootaxa 4320(1). (Ref. 116166)
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (15 of 100) .