Terapon

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Terapon
XRF-Terapon jarbua.jpg
Terapon jarbua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Terapontidae
Genus: Terapon
Species

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

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[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.