oa African Zoology - A new sandperch, Parapercis maritzi (Teleostei: Pinguipedidae), from South Africa

Volume 27, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



A new species of sandperch, Parapercis maritzi;, is descriptionbed from 12 specimens from the outer shelf off Transkei and Natal. The species differs from all other sandperches in its oolouration, particulars of its dentition, and meristics of its axial skeleton and squamation. It is one of the deep-water sand perches, and is found on open sandy-rubble bottoms of the outer shelf.

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