Parapercis snyderi

Snyders Grubfish | U-mark Sandperch
Parapercis snyderi
Parapercis snyderi, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Parapercis snyderi
Parapercis snyderi, Japan, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Parapercis snyderi
Parapercis snyderi


Temperate northern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Gold or black spot on base of pectoral fin and often with numerous gold, dusky, reddish and black spots on face, tail and along sides. Vague U-shaped dark markings on back, alternating black and white markings along base of dorsal fin and a line made of inter-connected gold dashes along side.


Max Size: 11 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 15.2-31.1°C

Depth: 10-40m

Habitat Generalization Index: 0.82

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 (4.6% 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 (3 per transect)

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

Edit by: Joe Shields