Parapercis clathrata Ogilby, 1910
Latticed sandperch
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Pinguipedidae (Sandperches)
Max. size:  24 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: India and Sri Lanka to Tonga (Ref. 53797); , Ryukyu Islands and the Great Barrier Reef to the Marshall Islands and Samoa. Recently recorded from
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-21; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 17-17. A row of small blackish spots in outer third of anal fin (Ref 42740). Males develop a conspicuous ocellus on each side of the nape (Ref. 1602). Young are best identified by the patch of small spots on the cheek that usually remains evident in adults (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Inhabits both clear lagoon and seaward reefs, in areas of open sand and rubble as well as on rocky surfaces between coral heads. Also in current prone channels (Ref. 48636). May be found solitary or form small groups (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.11.92
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 28.06.13
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 14.06.95

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