Snyder's Grubfish (species: Parapercis snyderi) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Parapercis snyderi
Snyder's Grubfish

©Lyle Vail: Parapercis snyderi about 10 cm long at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: A small individual of Parapercis snyderi at about 24 metres depth off Pidgin Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pinguipedidae
Genus Parapercis
Species Parapercis snyderi



Distinguishing features

Five to seven U-shaped saddles on back and 8-10 bars on lower side. A dark patch on first dorsal fin.


  • Up to 10.5 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann (2012))

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©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.

Other references

  • Walker, S.P.W., C.A. Ryen and M.I. McCormick (2007). Rapid larval growth predisposes sex change and sexual size dimorphism in a protogynous hermaphrodite, Parapercis snyderi Jordan and Starks, 1905, Journal of Fish Biology, 71: 1347-1357. LIRS catalog number 1100.