Also known as Black-banded Grubfish, Black-banded Sandperch, Black-barred Sandperch, Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Weever, Weeverfish, White-blotched Grubfish.
Found singly or in small schools, resting on soft bottoms, of shallow rocky reefs and deep coastal slopes.
They feed on small fish and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 26cm
Depth - 12-25m
Widespread Indo-West 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.in/summary/6674