Also known as Blackflag Sandperch, Grubfish, Maldivian Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Weever.
Found singly, pairs or small schools resting on their fins over rubble bottoms close to reefs.
They feed on small invertebrates and fish.
Length - 13cm
Depth - 10-35m
Western Indian Ocean - Maldives.
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/Parapercis-signata.html