Terapon jarbua

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Terapon jarbua
XRF-Terapon jarbua.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Terapontidae
Genus: Terapon
Species: T. jarbua
Binomial name
Terapon jarbua
(Forsskål, 1775)

Terapon jarbua, Target Fish, Crescent Bass, Crescent Perch or Tiger Bass[1] is a Grunter from the Indo-Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 36 cm in length although is rarely seen half that size in the aquarium.[2] It gets its name from the concentric circle pattern that can be seen from above, resembling a target. Wild individuals feed on insects, plant matter, small fish, fish scales and crustaceans. This species can be found in brackish water in certain parts of Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fish names
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2008). "Terapon jarbua" in FishBase. December 2008 version.