It is exclusively found in New Zealand in shallow waters around the rocky coasts of up to the depth of 150 m, though it is far more common south of Cook Strait.

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The Sandperch lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 52 - 150 m environment.

Speckled sandperch, Parapercis hexophtalma Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes More

The Sandperches are bold feeders in the wild, often following divers around and nabbing photo-stunned small fishes and invertebrates as those prey are temporarily blinded by flash or distracted. Parapercis clathrata Ogilby 1910, the Latticed Surfperch. More

Underwater » Yellowbar Sandperch Parapercis xanthozona 1 Exif - Photo Properties summary details Make OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO. More

Early life history of the Argentine sandperch Pseudopercis semifasciata (Pinguipedidae) off northern Patagonia. More

parasite communities of the Argentinean sandperch Pseudopercis semifasciata (Pisces: Perciformes) and their use to elucidate the stock structure of the host J. T. TIMI and A. L. LANFRANCHI (2009). More

The sandperches are a family, Pinguipedidae, of fishes in the order PerciformesPerciformes The Perciformes, also called the Percomorphi or Acanthopteri, include about 40% of all bony fish and are the largest order of vertebrata.... . More

Fish, Laticed sandperch, Lizard fish, Parapercis clathrata, Pinguipedidae, Sand perch, Sandperch, Sangalaki IN-Sglk-UWFJ002Y121108. More

Cylindrical sandperch ( Parapercis cylindrica ) * Sandperch * Sandperch * More

Age and growth of the argentine sandperch Pseudopercis semifasciata (Cuvier, 1829) berg, 1899 in the san matías gulf (Patagonia, Argentina) Auteur(s) / Author(s) GONZALEZ Raul A. C. More

The Insight SandPerch is a T-Shaped Perch for parakeets, cocktails and similar sized birds and is great for keeping nails and beaks trimmed. More

Speckled sandperch (Parapercis hexophthalma) in Hurghada, Red Sea. Copyright: This image is available for use with credit to the photographer for non-commercial use. If you are interested in commercial use, please contact More

Common names

Blue cod in English
New Zealand blue cod in English
Newzealandsk flodbars in Danish (dansk)
Raawaru in Maori (te reo Māori)
Sandbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Sandperch in English
параперкис in Russian (русский язык)
新西兰拟鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
新西蘭擬鱸 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pinguipedidae
Genus : Parapercis
Species : Parapercis colias
Authority : Forster, 1801