Terapontidae

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Terapontidae
Rhyncopelates oxyrhynchus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Terapontidae
Genera

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

Grunters or tigerperches are fishes in the family Terapontidae (also spelled Teraponidae, Theraponidae or Therapontidae). They are found in shallow coastal waters in the Indian Ocean and western Pacific, where they live in saltwater, brackish and freshwater habitats. They grow up to 80 cm in length and feed on fishes and invertebrates.

Species[edit]

There are at least 52 species:[1]

Timeline[edit]

References[edit]

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