Fish ID: Pink-banded Grubfish

Sandperch pink banded grubfish parapercis nebulosa syd
Family Sandperch (PINGUIPEDIDAE)
species Parapercis nebulosa
size To 30cm
locality On open sandy or grit substrate
behaviour Solitary or in pairs
range East Indo to West Pacific oceans including Australia

Many variants of grubfish have very similar shape: tapered snout, with long tapering body, sitting on substrate. Variants distinguished usually by markings. This one has pinkish banding.