Parapercis ramsayiSpotted grubfish | Ramsay's Grubfish | Spotted Weever
Distinctive arrangement of dark blotches aligned along the side of the white body, and thin lines of spots along the upper body surface. Sand or rubble patches in or near reef in temperate and subtropical eastern Australia. It is found in a variety of habitats in estuaries and coastal bays, almost always close to a rock refuge. The species is less common than the wavy grubfish in shallow water and more inclined to retreat into a refuge if approached. It is most abundant below 40 m depth.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.8-24.6°C
Depth: 5-80 m
Habitat Generalization Index: N/A
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: Infrequent (5.3% 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: Few (2 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