Also known as Blacktail Grubfish, Blacktail Sandperch, Blacktail Sandsmelt, Grubfish, Ocellated Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Speckled Grubfish, Speckled Sandmelt, Speckled Weever, Spot-tail Sandperch, Spotted Sandperch, Spotted Sandsmelt, Weever.
Found singly or in small schools, sometimes resting on their pelvic fins over the substrate close rubble of protected, shallow, lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on small crustaceans and invertebrates.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 2-20m
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/7866