Australian Sandperch (Parapercis australis)

Also known as Grubfish, Sandsmelts, Weevers, Australian Grubfish, Southern Grubfish.

Description

Also known as Australian Grubfish, Grubfish, Sandsmelts, Southern Grubfish, Weevers.

Found singly or in small harems rubble and seagrass areas close to coral reefs in sheltered lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and invertebrates.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-80m
Widespread Western Central 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! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/62212

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