spothead grubfish

Scientific name Parapercis clathrata
Descriptor Ogilby
Year of description 1910
IUCN category LC
Family Pinguipedidae
Genus Parapercis
Parapercis clathrata Parapercis clathrata

Introduction

Parapercis clathrata, commonly known as spothead grubfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    24 cm
  • Mimicry
    sand
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    24 cm
  • Mimicry
    sand
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize the spothead grubfish ?

The spothead grubfish measures between 15 and 24 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

The spothead grubfish 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, the spothead grubfish has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

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

The spothead grubfish 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
    26 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 100 m

Biotope presentation

The spothead grubfish is most often found at a depth between 0m and 100m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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