Terapon

Terapon is a genus of fish in the family Terapontidae.[1]

Terapon
Terapon jarbua
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Its deprecated junior homonym is Therapon. It was introduced since "Terapon" was perceived as an incorrect rendering of the Greek word therapon.[2] In fact, the intended etymology was Greek: teras = "strange thing, monster, wonder" (cf. teratosaurus) + Greek: pontios = "marine", pertaining to the sea.[1]

References

  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Terapontidae" in FishBase. January 2006 version.
  2. Eschmeyer, W. N. Catalog of the Genera of Recent Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. 1990.


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