Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pinguipedidae  
 Genus Parapercis  
  Parapercis snyderi  Jordan & Starks, 1905 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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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 21 soft rays, deeply notched between spinous and soft-rays portions, the soft portion clearly higher than the spinous; anal fin with I spine and 16 to 18 soft rays; pectoral fins with 14 or 15 rays; caudal fin rounded. Lateral line scales 38 to 44. Body with 3 U-shaped dark bars followed by 2 more posteriorly with the bottom of U missing (hence as double bars). A series of 9 dusky bars on side of body, every other one extending from the bottom of the dorsal markings. 
Habitat: Found in silty sand and rubble areas near reefs. 
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific from southern Japan to Queensland, Australia. It is found in western and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382259
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