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Family: Terapontidae Grunters or tigerperches



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Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Amniataba affinis
[Tiger grunter]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Amniataba caudavittata (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Amniataba caudavittata
[Yellowtail trumpeter]



Oceania
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Amniataba percoides (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Amniataba percoides
[Barred grunter]



Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Bidyanus bidyanus (Mitchell, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Bidyanus bidyanus
[Silver perch]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Bidyanus welchi
[Welch's grunter]



Oceania
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Hannia greenwayi Vari, 1978

Photo by Photo by Morgan, D.
 
Hannia greenwayi
[Greenway's grunter]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Helotes sexlineatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Helotes sexlineatus
[Eastern striped grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Hephaestus adamsoni
[Adamson's grunter]



Oceania
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Hephaestus carbo (Ogilby & McCulloch, 1916)

Photo by Photo by Goh Yong Teng
 
Hephaestus carbo
[Coal grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 42 cm SL

 
Hephaestus epirrhinos
[Longnose sooty grunter]



Oceania
Max. Length 54 cm FL
Hephaestus fuliginosus (Macleay, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Hephaestus fuliginosus
[Sooty grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Hephaestus habbemai
[Mountain grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Hephaestus jenkinsi
[Western sooty grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Hephaestus komaensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Hephaestus lineatus
[Lined grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Hephaestus obtusifrons
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Hephaestus raymondi
[Raymond's grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Hephaestus roemeri
[Röemer's grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Hephaestus transmontanus
[Sepik grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Hephaestus trimaculatus
[Threespot grunter]



Oceania
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Hephaestus tulliensis De Vis, 1884

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Hephaestus tulliensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Lagusia micracanthus (Bleeker, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Nur, M.
 
Lagusia micracanthus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Leiopotherapon aheneus
[Fortescus grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Leiopotherapon macrolepis
[Kimberley spangled perch]



Asia
Max. Length 15.9 cm TL
Leiopotherapon plumbeus (Kner, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Leiopotherapon plumbeus
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 31 cm SL
Leiopotherapon unicolor (Günther, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Leiopotherapon unicolor
[Spangled perch]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Mesopristes argenteus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mesopristes argenteus
[Silver grunter]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Mesopristes cancellatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Mesopristes cancellatus
[Tapiroid grunter]



Africa
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Mesopristes elongatus (Guichenot, 1866)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mesopristes elongatus
[Plain terapon]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.3 cm SL

 
Mesopristes iravi
[]



Oceania

Mesopristes kneri (Bleeker, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Thaman, R.R.
 
Mesopristes kneri
[Orange-spotted therapon]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Pelates octolineatus (Jenyns, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Pelates octolineatus
[Western striped grunter]
No picture found


 
Pelates qinglanensis
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pelates quadrilineatus (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pelates quadrilineatus
[Fourlined terapon]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Pelsartia humeralis (Ogilby, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Pelsartia humeralis
[Sea trumpeter]



Oceania
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Pingalla gilberti Whitley, 1955

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Pingalla gilberti
[Gilbert's grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Pingalla lorentzi
[Lorentz's grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Pingalla midgleyi
[Midgley's grunter]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Rhynchopelates oxyrhynchus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhynchopelates oxyrhynchus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Scortum barcoo
[Barcoo grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Scortum hillii
[Leathery grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Scortum neili
[Neil's grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 38 cm SL

 
Scortum parviceps
[Smallhead grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 28 cm SL

 
Syncomistes bonapartensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 28 cm SL

 
Syncomistes butleri
[Sharpnose grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Syncomistes carcharus
[Sharp-toothed grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Syncomistes dilliensis
[Dillie grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Syncomistes holsworthi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Syncomistes kimberleyensis
[Kimberley grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Syncomistes moranensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Syncomistes rastellus
[Drysdale grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Syncomistes trigonicus
[Longnose grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Syncomistes versicolor
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Syncomistes wunambal
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Terapon jarbua (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Terapon jarbua
[Jarbua terapon]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Terapon puta Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Terapon puta
[Small-scaled terapon]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Terapon theraps Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Terapon theraps
[Largescaled terapon]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Variichthys jamoerensis
[Jamur Lake grunter]
No picture found

Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Variichthys lacustris
[Lake grunter]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amniataba affinis Tiger grunter Oceania 15 SL 1977
Amniataba caudavittata Yellowtail trumpeter Western Central Pacific 30 TL 1845
Amniataba percoides Barred grunter Oceania 18 SL 1864
Bidyanus bidyanus Silver perch Oceania 40 SL 1838
Bidyanus welchi Welch's grunter Oceania 40 SL 1917
Hannia greenwayi Greenway's grunter Oceania 14 SL 1978
Helotes sexlineatus Eastern striped grunter Western Pacific 15 TL 1825
Hephaestus adamsoni Adamson's grunter Oceania 40 SL 1940
Hephaestus carbo Coal grunter Oceania 33 TL 1916
Hephaestus epirrhinos Longnose sooty grunter Oceania 42 SL 1978
Hephaestus fuliginosus Sooty grunter Oceania 54 FL 1883
Hephaestus habbemai Mountain grunter Asia and Oceania 15 SL 1910
Hephaestus jenkinsi Western sooty grunter Oceania 40 SL 1945
Hephaestus komaensis Oceania 14.3 SL 1993
Hephaestus lineatus Lined grunter Asia 20 SL 1984
Hephaestus obtusifrons Asia and Oceania 12.5 SL 1977
Hephaestus raymondi Raymond's grunter Oceania 25 SL 1977
Hephaestus roemeri Röemer's grunter Asia 30 SL 1910
Hephaestus transmontanus Sepik grunter Oceania 12.5 SL 1977
Hephaestus trimaculatus Threespot grunter Oceania 22 SL 1883
Hephaestus tulliensis Oceania 30 SL 1884
Lagusia micracanthus Asia 11.5 SL 1860
Leiopotherapon aheneus Fortescus grunter Oceania 13 SL 1963
Leiopotherapon macrolepis Kimberley spangled perch Oceania 15 SL 1978
Leiopotherapon plumbeus Asia 15.9 TL 1864
Leiopotherapon unicolor Spangled perch Oceania 31 SL 1859
Mesopristes argenteus Silver grunter Western Pacific 30 SL 1829
Mesopristes cancellatus Tapiroid grunter Western Pacific 23 SL 1829
Mesopristes elongatus Plain terapon Africa 16 SL 1866
Mesopristes iravi Asia 22.3 SL 2002
Mesopristes kneri Orange-spotted therapon Oceania 1876
Pelates octolineatus Western striped grunter Eastern Indian Ocean 28 TL 1840
Pelates qinglanensis Northwest Pacific 1991
Pelates quadrilineatus Fourlined terapon Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1790
Pelsartia humeralis Sea trumpeter Eastern Indian Ocean 38 TL 1899
Pingalla gilberti Gilbert's grunter Oceania 10.5 SL 1955
Pingalla lorentzi Lorentz's grunter Asia and Oceania 20 SL 1910
Pingalla midgleyi Midgley's grunter Oceania 15 SL 1984
Rhynchopelates oxyrhynchus Western Pacific 25 SL 1842
Scortum barcoo Barcoo grunter Oceania 35 SL 1917
Scortum hillii Leathery grunter Oceania 35 SL 1878
Scortum neili Neil's grunter Oceania 24 SL 1993
Scortum parviceps Smallhead grunter Oceania 38 SL 1883
Syncomistes bonapartensis Oceania 28 SL 2017
Syncomistes butleri Sharpnose grunter Oceania 28 SL 1978
Syncomistes carcharus Sharp-toothed grunter Oceania 17.6 SL 2017
Syncomistes dilliensis Dillie grunter Oceania 13.2 SL 2017
Syncomistes holsworthi Oceania 26 SL 2017
Syncomistes kimberleyensis Kimberley grunter Oceania 20 SL 1978
Syncomistes moranensis Oceania 25 SL 2017
Syncomistes rastellus Drysdale grunter Oceania 15 SL 1978
Syncomistes trigonicus Longnose grunter Oceania 17 SL 1978
Syncomistes versicolor Oceania 25 SL 2017
Syncomistes wunambal Oceania 12 SL 2017
Terapon jarbua Jarbua terapon Indo-Pacific 36 TL 1775
Terapon puta Small-scaled terapon Indo-West Pacific 16 TL 1829
Terapon theraps Largescaled terapon Indo-West Pacific 30 SL 1829
Variichthys jamoerensis Jamur Lake grunter Asia 8.5 SL 1971
Variichthys lacustris Lake grunter Oceania 17 SL 1977



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