Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pinguipedidae
Etymology: Parapercis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335); rubricaudalis: Name from Latin 'rubri' for red and 'caudalis' for caudal
fin; referring to thered lower portion of the caudal fin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 70 - 119 m (Ref. 116166). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Indo-West Pacific: Western Australia and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116166)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17;
Vertebrae: 30. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D V, 21; A I,17; pectoral-fin rays 15-17
(rarely 15 or 17); lateral-line scales 56-58 (modally 57); gill rakers 2-4 + 7-10 = 9-14; predorsal scales 4-6 (modally 5); ctenoid scales on cheek; canine teeth 6 in outer row at front of lower jaw; robust and conical vomer teeth in 1-2 irregular rows; no palatine teeth; opercle with 2-3 strong spines; margin of preopercle, subopercle and interopercle are strongly serrated; vertebrae - 10 abdominal and 20 caudal; pelvic fins reaching between vent and base of third anal-fin ray; 3 broad orange to reddish bars on head between suborbital and opercle, 6 irregular broad orange to reddish transverse bands across body, 2-3 rows of red spots on soft dorsal fin, anal-fin reddish infused with yellow near base, a large red blotch on anteroventral quarter of pectoral fin, pelvic fins are bright orange-red, and caudal fin with several irregular rows of dark red spots, the lower third of fin distinctively crimson-red (Ref. 116166).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00289 - 0.01442), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .