Speckled Sandperch (Parapercis hexophtalma)

Also known as Blacktail Grubfish, Blacktail Sandperch, Blacktail Sandsmelt, Grubfish, Ocellated Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Spot-tail Sandperch, Speckled Grubfish, Speckled Sandmelt, Speckled Weever, Spotted Sandperch, Spotted Sandsmelt, Weever

Description

Also known as Blacktail Grubfish, Blacktail Sandperch, Blacktail Sandsmelt, Grubfish, Ocellated Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Spot-tail Sandperch, Speckled Grubfish, Speckled Sandmelt, Speckled Weever, Spotted Sandperch, Spotted Sandsmelt, Weever.

Found singly or in small schools sometimes resting on the substrate on their pelvic fins over rubble and sand bottoms of protected shallow lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on small crustaceans and invertebrates.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 2-20m
Widespread Indo-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/7866

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