Parapercis australis

Scientific name Parapercis australis
Descriptor Randall
Year of description 2003
IUCN category NE
Family Pinguipedidae
Genus Parapercis
Parapercis australis Parapercis australis

Introduction

Parapercis australis is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    9 cm
  • Mimicry
    plants
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    9 cm
  • Mimicry
    plants
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize Parapercis australis ?

Parapercis australis measures between 8 and 9 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly noir, marron and blanc body. The also has noir tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Parapercis australis is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, Parapercis australis has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
  • Polygamy
    Yes
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

Parapercis australis is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre. In this species, the dominant males are polygamous and reproduce each season with several females. always born female. Growing up, individuals will change sex to become male, this is called successive hermaphroditism of the protogynous type.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 82 m

Biotope presentation

Parapercis australis is most often found at a depth between 1m and 82m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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