Cylindrical Sandperch (Parapercis cylindrica)

Also known as Cylindrical Grubfish, Cylindrical Weever, Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Sharpnose Grubfish, Sharpnose Sandperch, Sharpnose Weever, Sharp-nosed Grubfish, Sharp-nosed Sandperch, Sharp-nosed Weever, Weever, Yellowtail Grubfish, Yellowtail Sandperch, Yellowtail Weever

Description

Also known as Cylindrical Grubfish, Cylindrical Weever, Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Sharpnose Grubfish, Sharpnose Sandperch, Sharpnose Weever, Sharp-nosed Grubfish, Sharp-nosed Sandperch, Sharp-nosed Weever, Weever, Yellowtail Grubfish, Yellowtail Sandperch, Yellowtail Weever.

Found singly or in small schools resting on rubble, sand, seagrass and weedy areas over clearwater bays, harbours, lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on small fish and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 23cm
Depth - 1-20m
Widespread Western 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/6562

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