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Parapercis caudopellucida  Johnson & Motomura, 2017

Andaman sandperch
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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);  caudopellucida: Name from Latin 'caudo' for caudal fin and 'pellucida' meaning clear; referring to the lack of distinctive markings in the center of the caudal fin.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 125 - 129 m (Ref. 116166).   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116166)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-22; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 17 - 18; Vertebrae: 30 - 31. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D V, 21-22; A I, 17-18; pectoral-fin rays 17-18; lateral-line scales about 53; gill rakers 8-9 + 12-14 = 21-22; predorsal scales 8; cycloid scales on cheek; canine teeth 6 in outer row at front of lower jaw; vomer with 2 rows of robust conical teeth; palatines edentate margin of preopercle serrated; angle of subopercle have several spinules, margin entire; vertebrae: 10 abdominal and 20-21 caudal; pelvic fins reaching between vent and anal-fin origin; colouration includes a series of 6-7 irregular dusky double blotches along sides, upper lip red, occipital and postorbital regions with about 6 dark brown spots, none in interorbital region, a dusky bar extending from tip of maxilla osteroventrally to anteroventral margin of preopercle, soft dorsal-fin base with series of about 8 small black blotches, caudal-fin base with pair of dusky blotches, the latter extending posteriorly as dusky streaks, medial portion of caudal fin semitransparent and unmarked (Ref. 116166).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected using trawl on soft bottom (Ref. 116166).

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

Johnson, J.W. and H. Motomura, 2017. Five new species of Parapercis (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from southeast Asia and northwest Australia. Zootaxa 4320(1). (Ref. 116166)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .