Dotlined Grubfish (species: Parapercis lineopunctata) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Parapercis lineopunctata
Dotlined Grubfish

©Anne Hoggett: Parapercis lineopunctata near base of reef slope off Coconut Beach, Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Parapercis lineopunctata at about 24 metres depth off Pidgin Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Parapercis lineopunctata at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pinguipedidae
Genus Parapercis
Species Parapercis lineopunctata



Distinguishing features

A pair of parallel dotted lines behind eye. Dark patch on first dorsal fin.


  • Up to 10 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann (2012).)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.
  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Goatley, C.H.R., A. Gonz├ílez-Cabello and D.R. Bellwood (2016). Reef-scale partitioning of cryptobenthic fish assemblages across the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 544: 271-280. LIRS catalog number 2039.
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