Parapercis colemani Randall & Francis, 1993



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1993 or before

Rediscovered in 2003


Most probably only relocated, but information regarding the collection date of the holotype and any possible threats which could possibly have driven the species extinct are unknown. Thus I have resolved to place the species in the rediscovered fish database until a fuller assessment can be made at a future date.



Pacific Ocean (including Norfolk Island) & Tasman Sea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Randall, J. E. and Francis, M. P. (1993). Parapercis colemani, a new pinguipedid fish from Norfolk I., south-western Pacific Ocean. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 27: 209-214. [Abstract]


Other references:

Johnson, Jeffrey W. (2006). Two new species of Parapercis (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from north-eastern Australia, and rediscovery of Parapercis colemani Randall & Francis, 1993. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(1): 47-56.


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