Terapontidae

Grunters or tigerperches are fishes in the family Terapontidae (also spelled Teraponidae, Theraponidae or Therapontidae). The majority of terapontids are exclusively freshwater species, found in streams of Australia and New Guinea. A minority of species are found in estuarine and shallow coastal waters in the Indian Ocean and western Pacific. They grow up to 80 cm in length and feed on fishes and invertebrates.

Terapontidae
Rhyncopelates oxyrhynchus
Scientific classification
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Terapontidae
Genera

Amniataba
Bidyanus
Hannia
Helotes
Hephaestus
Lagusia
Leiopotherapon
Mesopristes
Pelates
Pelsartia
Pingalla
Rhynchopelates
Scortum
Syncomistes
Terapon
Variichthys

Species

There are at least 52 species:[1]

Timeline

References

  1. Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Terapontidae. FishBase. 2013.
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