Also known as Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Spotted Grubfish, Spotted Weever, Weever, Weeverfish.
Found singly or in small schools, over gravel bottoms, between corals and reef patches, close to rock and rubble areas, of shallow seaward reefs.
They feed on small fish and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 17.4cm
Depth - 0-6m
Central Pacific - Fiji, Tonga, Western Samoa
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-xanthogramma