Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Coastal marine, brackish and freshwater in the Indo-West Pacific. Several species restricted to freshwater. Body oblong and slightly compressed. Operculum bearing 2 spines (lower spine longer). Dorsal fin notched, the spinous part depressible into a basal scaly sheath; spines 11-13; soft rays 9-11. Three spines in anal fin; soft rays 7-10. Pelvic fins insertion behind base of pectorals; one spine, 5 soft rays. Caudal fin rounded, truncate or emarginate with 15 branched rays. Lateral line uninterrupted, reaching on caudal fin. Jaws with villiform or incisiform teeth; vomer and palatines toothless in most species. Branchiostegal rays 6; gills 4, a slit behind the last. Vertebrae 25-27. About 80 cm maximum length. Also spelled Teraponidae, Theraponidae or Therapontidae.
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:322
Specimens with Sequences:219
Specimens with Barcodes:210
Species:14
Species With Barcodes:14
Public Records:80
Public Species:9
Public BINs:9
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Terapontidae

Grunters or tigerperches are fishes in the family Terapontidae (also spelled Teraponidae, Theraponidae or Therapontidae). Most are found in shallow coastal waters in the Indian Ocean and western Pacific, where they live in saltwater, brackish and freshwater habitats, but there are also true freshwater species found far from the coast. 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.
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