Parapercis pulchella (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
Harlequin sandsmelt
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Pinguipedidae (Sandperches)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan, HongKong and Taiwan..
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-21; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 17-17. Brownish orange in color; several pale stripes on head; black marks on lower lip and underside of head (Ref. 5401).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 28.05.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 24.03.94

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