Friday, August 1, 2008

Spotted Sandperch

[Originally posted to the Moorea Coral Reef LTER (MCR LTER) Marine Life Encyclopedia]

Spotted Sandperch - mo’o
(Parapercis millepunctata)

Spotted Sandperch - Parapercis millepunctata
Photo by Gerick Bergsma

Indo-Pacific: Mauritius and Maldives to the Pitcairn group, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef. Throughout Oceania except Hawaii and Easter Island.

Inhabit seaward reefs, usually on patches of rubble or pavement between corals.

Small crustaceans and other small fish

Quick Fact
Spotted Sandperch “perch” on the substrate on their pelvic fins.

Learn More
Coming Soon
- Moorea Biocode Database

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