Speckled Sandperch (Parapercis hexophtalma)

Also known as Parapercis hexophthalma, Grubfish, Sandsmelts, Weevers, Black-tail Sandperch, Black-tail Grubfish, Spot-tail Sandperch, Speckled Grubfish, Speckled Sandmelt, Ocellated Grubfish and Speckled Weever.

Description

Also known as Parapercis hexophthalma, Grubfish, Sandsmelts, Weevers, Black-tail Sandperch, Black-tail Grubfish, Spot-tail Sandperch, Speckled Grubfish, Speckled Sandmelt, Ocellated Grubfish and Speckled Weever.

Found singly or in small groups close to reefs on sand and rubble areas.
Sometimes look as if they are standing on their fins.
They feed on small animals and zooplankton.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 2-20m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Sandperches live in the sand under solid pieces of reef, a single dominant male lives with a small harem of females. Not a very shy fish, is happy to sit and watch the world go by!

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