blacktail grubfish

Scientific name Parapercis queenslandica
Descriptor Imamura & Yoshino
Year of description 2007
IUCN category LC
Family Pinguipedidae
Genus Parapercis
Parapercis queenslandica Parapercis queenslandica


Parapercis queenslandica, commonly known as blacktail grubfish, is a salt water fish from the Great Barrier Reef.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    11 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Mimicry
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    11 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Mimicry
  • Pattern

How to recognize the blacktail grubfish ?

The blacktail grubfish measures between 11 and 20 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and blanc body. The also has noir tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The blacktail 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 blacktail grubfish has little concern for non-territorial animals.


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

The blacktail 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
    24 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 27 m

Biotope presentation

The blacktail grubfish is most often found at a depth between 1m and 27m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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