Parapercis haackei

Wavy grubfish | Parapercis haakei
Parapercis haackei
Parapercis haackei, adult, Rapid Bay, SA, Photo: Ian Shaw
Parapercis haackei
Parapercis haackei, Rottnest Is, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Parapercis haackei
Parapercis haackei, adult, Busselton, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Parapercis haackei
Parapercis haackei, Port Gregory, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
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Parapercis haackei
Parapercis haackei
Parapercis haackei
Parapercis haackei


Localised, Temperate Australasia


The body is divided into a pale lower section and light brown upper section, with a dark wavy line extending along the upper body between Red and yellow margined black spot on spiny first dorsal fin. Inquisitive. Endemic to south-western Australia.


Max Size: 10 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 13.3-24°C

Depth: 1-35 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 12.32

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (30.0% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Several (6 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney