Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pinguipedidae  
 Genus Parapercis  
  Parapercis sexfasciata  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Neopercis sexfasciataPercis sexfasciata  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Body moderately elongate and little compressed. Head pointed; eyes often jutting slightly above dorsal profile of head, oriented as much dorsally as laterally. Mouth moderately large, protractile; recurved canine teeth in an outer row at front of jaws. Dorsal fin with V spines and 23 soft rays, without notched between spinous and soft-rays portions, the soft portion clearly higher than the spinous; anal fin with I spine and 19 soft rays; pectoral fins with 15 to 17 rays; caudal fin rounded. Lateral line scales 60 to 64. Body reddish brown, with 4 v-shaped dark bands on side, a dark blotch above pectoral fin, and a vertical dark band on caudal peduncle; vertical dark band below eye and dark blotch on pectoral fin base. 
Habitat: Inhabits the sublittoral zone on sandy mud bottoms. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from southern Japan to Taiwan. Also recorded from Indonesia. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382258
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