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Parapercis alboguttata  (Günther, 1872)

Whitespot sandsmelt
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pinguipedidae (Sandperches)
Etymology: Parapercis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 50 - 120 m (Ref. 42740).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to the continental shelf of Asia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and northwestern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 18 - 19. Light red dorsally, shading to white ventrally, the scale edges brown except ventrally. Two longitudinal rows of indistinct light red blotches on body, ending in 2 dark red spots on base of caudal fin. Snout light blue with oblique yellow lines. Eye not very large, its diameter more than 4 times in head length of adults. Third and fourth dorsal-fin spine longest. Last interspinous membrane of dorsal fin connected to base of first soft ray (Ref 42740).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A coastal species (Ref. 42740) found in trawling grounds.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ho, Hsuan-Ching | Collaborators

Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00386 - 0.01183), b=3.08 (2.92 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .