Tag: Sandperches/Grubfish (Pinguipedidae)

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Yellow-Bar Sandperch (Parapercis Xanthozona) - Male

If the reference material is to be believed, this photo of the ever-curious Yellow-Bar Sandperch (Parapercis Xanthozona) MUST be a male due to the presence of the diagonal lines on its cheeks.

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Yellow-Bar Sandperch (Parapercis Xanthozona) - Female

Another photo of what i assume to be the female Yellow-Bar Sandperch (Parapercis Xanthozona) due to the lack of characteristic diagonal lines on the cheek which are a characteristic of the male.

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Yellow-Bar Sandperch (Parapercis Xanthozona) - Female

One of the best photo subjects around, the Yellow-Bar Sandperch (Parapercis Xanthozona) does not hesitate to boldly approach a diver who is laying still on the bottom.

Based on reference material stating that the male has characteristic diagonal lines on the cheek, the assumption is, that the individual in this photo is a female.

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Black-Fin Sandperch (Parapercis Snyderi)

This is the best profile shot of what i now believe could be a Black-Fin Sandperch (Parapercis Snyderi).

Although i have seen photos showing this species with much darker bands on the upper body, there also appears to be a paler variation, very similar to this.