Mesopristes elongatus (Guichenot, 1866)
Plain terapon
photo by FAO

Family:  Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
Max. size:  16 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Africa: estuaries and freshwaters of Madagascar.
Biology:  Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205). Caught with all types of inshore gear. Probably sold fresh in markets.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 July 2016 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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