Parapercis nebulosais commonly referred to as Bar-faced Weever, Barred Sandperch, Pink-banded Grubfish, Red-barred Grubfish, Red-faced Weever, Pinkbanded Grubfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Can be found on silty sand and rubble bottoms in shallow bays, feeding on small crustaceans.
A whitish to pale pink grubfish with 6 brown to reddish bands (each often containing a small pale spot), a large black blotch on the anterior part of the dorsal fin, a reddish bar on the cheek below the rear of the eye, and blue lines on the head. In larger fish the bands along the body may be interrupted by a broad pale area along the midsides.
Host of ectoparasitic Caligus epinepheli (Yamaguti, 1936), a sea lice.